What is happening with our administration is an abomination, and we, the American public, are on the bottom rung of a very tall ladder. We do have a voice however, and that is with our 8th Congressional District Representative, Congressman Bill Posey. Mr. Posey is everything Brevard, and a champion for Americans - and especially our first responders and veterans.
Recently I received an email from Mr. Posey's office, and immediately felt the information in that message needed to be addressed. Below is the text of that message. What do you think?
April 7, 2022
The crisis along our southern border has grown from bad to worse as a record 2 million illegal immigrants cross the border in the past year, as crime waves have swept the border and beyond and as human trafficking and drug cartels have enriched themselves at the expense of their victims.
Sadly, the worst days of the border crisis appear to be ahead of us. President Biden will soon end a policy that expedites deportations of illegal immigrants – commonly called “Title 42 deportations.” This is one of the last policies that allows Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents to expeditiously turn away someone crossing the border and it has been successful in reducing the flow across our Southern Border.
U.S. Customs and Border Protections (CBP) estimates that there are as many as 170,000 people currently across the border in Mexico waiting for President Biden to end Title 42 deportations. CBP is currently preparing for as many as 18,000 illegal immigrants to illegally enter the U.S. each day if Title 42 deportations are ended. This will overwhelm an already overwhelmed CBP.
There are also reports that the federal government is gearing up to assist the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to address this influx, which may include the sharing of agency staff and funding. One such idea that allegedly is being considered details removing medical personnel from VA facilities to help at the border. I oppose this effort and have joined my colleagues to stop the diversion of already-scarce resources from veterans in need to the border.
There is no doubt that border security legislation would pass the House - and the Senate - if we were only allowed a vote. I have joined with 210 other Members of Congress in signing a "discharge petition" which would immediately force the bill to the House floor for a vote. Every House Republican has signed onto this.
We have been pleading for at least one Member from the majority party to sign our petition to bring H.R. 471 up for a vote to stop the Administration from ending Title 42 deportations. We could stop this now, we just need 7 more to join us.
Now I want to know your thoughts:
Do you agree with me that Title 42 should be kept in place?
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