During the COVID-19 pandemic, the government enacted a policy that allowed for the countless expulsions of migrants due to public health concerns. That policy is called Title 42 and is set to expire Thursday.
With the restriction coming to an end, border communities are bracing for an influx of migrants. They fear an increase in migrants is an exponentially larger problem. The governor of Texas has launched a border response team because he claims that the federal government is not doing enough.
Gov. Greg Abbott says, “While Texas is doing everything possible to try to stop people from crossing the border, at the very same time, the President of the United States is putting out the welcome mat.”
Republicans in the House have put forth a bill to extend current policies. It is scheduled for a vote on the same day that Title 42 is set to expire and is unlikely to pass the Democratic-controlled Senate.