Democrats have begun crossing party lines to urge the Biden Administration to delay the ending of the COVID-era Title 42 used to turn away migrants at the border.
The measure allowed Customs and Border Patrol agents to turn away migrants because of health issues.
Nine Democrat senators and one congressman from a Texas border district are working together to prevent the ending of Title 42. It is no secret that the Biden Administration and other Democrats across the nation have been struggling in the polls.
According to a poll conducted by the Morning Consult and Politico, a total of 56% of voters polled disapprove of the removal of Title 42, 42% of which strongly disapprove. Fifty-two percent of independents also disapprove of the removal of the order – an indicator that the midterms could be heavily impacted by the border disaster alone.
Listed are the Democrats standing up to the Biden administration:
Sen. Gary Peters, Michigan
Sen. Chris Coons, Delaware
Sen. Mark Kelly, Arizona
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, Arizona
Sen. Maggie Hassan, New Hampshire
Sen. Raphael Warnock, Georgia
Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, Nevada
Sen. Joe Manchin, West Virginia
Sen. Jon Tester, Montana
Rep. Henry Cuellar, Texas
Joe Manchin released an interesting statement regarding the situation when the CDC announced the revoking of Title 42.
“Today’s announcement by the CDC and the Biden Administration is a frightening decision. Title 42 has been an essential tool in combatting the spread of COVID-19 and controlling the influx of migrants at our southern border. We are already facing an unprecedented increase in migrants this year, and that will only get worse if the Administration ends the Title 42 policy.”
Texas Democrat Henry Cuellar represents a district that extends along the Texas southern border and released an equally interesting statement condemning the ending of the policy.
“Some of us are standing up and saying this is the right thing to do for the border. We all believe in immigration reform, but we don’t want chaos at the border. We want law and order at the border.”
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Both statements indicate that not-so-far left Democrats are preparing for disastrous midterms. With the complete lack of order at the southern border, Democrats will struggle to recover from the damage that has been inflicted by the Administration.
It is relatively rare to see bipartisan support for issues in this political landscape, but this shift could represent a strong point for common ground as the midterms approach.