Title 42 is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) order that was invoked in March 2020 under President Donald Trump to minimize the spread of COVID-19 by ensuring that only essential travel occurred at U.S. borders.
“But for them to say that they're willing to end title 42 because there's not a COVID crisis anymore, at the same time, saying there is a COVID crisis, and we needed another $15 billion dollars to combat it.”
He said Democrats must want open borders because they know how much harm is being caused to American security and health. “I honestly for the life of me don't understand, because it's a national security risk. Now Pelosi gets the same briefings that I get,” said Mullin.
“And this has been the only tool left for us to … deport individuals, you’ve got to remember, deportation right now is that a 26-year low. So basically, the only tool we still have to deport individuals, these are males traveling by themselves is under Title 42,” said Mullin.
“So, a Title 42 actually gives us an opportunity to look at that background, while we're waiting to deport them, without Title 42 a lot of these individuals are literally being released into the United States within 24 hours,” said Mullin.
In February 2021, 73 percent of illegal immigrants were expelled under Title 42. By February 2022, it had been reduced to 55 percent.
“Once again, this administration knows that, and yet, they're going to now flood the border, even more, when they rescind Title 42. We're going to increase the illegal crossings by 50 percent. And it's going to … to overrun the Border Patrol and they're going to spend all their time trying to apprehend illegal crossers for humanitarian reasons, and at the same time, they're just going to blow the doors wide open on even more of a drug problem that we have inside the United States.”