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Biden Approach to Covid Border Restrictions Irks Both Parties

May 13, 2021, 9:43 PM

The Department of Homeland Security is relying on public health restrictions as it develops a new plan to address the immigration surge at the southern border, to the frustration of Democrats and Republicans alike.

Several Democrats on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee want the Biden administration to end the public health restrictions at the border, referred to as Title 42. The Trump administration used the law to close the border to migrants and asylum-seekers at the beginning of the pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention called for the restriction.

The Biden administration has allowed exceptions ...

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