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Collins, Colleagues Urge Biden Administration to Extend Title 42 Order

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) joined a group of her colleagues in sending a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas regarding the dangerous and reckless decision to rescind the Title 42 Order issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that permits the immediate expulsion of immigrants who illegally attempt to cross the southern border.


“Rescinding the Title 42 Order during a border crisis, and with knowledge of a building surge of illegal immigrants, presents a serious threat to public safety,” the Senators wrote.


“This decision is being made amidst alarming reports the Administration is preparing for a surge of 170,000 illegal immigrants who will attempt to enter the United States if the Biden Administration rescinds Title 42,” the Senators continued. “Other reports state that the Department of Homeland Security estimates up to 60,000 illegal immigrants are already waiting at the border in anticipation of this policy being rescinded.”


In addition to Senator Collins, the letter was co-signed by Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), John Cornyn (R-TX), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Tom Cotton (R-AR), John Kennedy (R-LA), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Jim Risch (R-ID), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Deb Fischer (R-NE), John Barrasso (R-WY), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Rand Paul (R-KY), Mike Braun (R-IN), John Hoeven (R-ND), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Steve Daines (R-MT), and Roger Wicker (R-MS).