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What Is Title 42?

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Title 42 U.S.C. 265 is the Suspension of entries and imports from designated places to prevent spread of communicable diseases. In other words, it was a temporary measure set in place to limit the spread of COVID. Yet, there are now threats to the U.S. security and to the U.S. economy, as masses of immigrants wait to cross the border, many from countries other than Mexico.

The U.S. immigration policy is a complex and constantly evolving set of laws and regulations that govern the entry and status of foreign nationals in the United States. The policy is shaped by a variety of factors, including economic, political, and social concerns, as well as national security considerations. The current U.S. immigration policy is primarily governed by the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), which was enacted in 1952 and has been amended several times since then. The INA sets forth the legal requirements for immigration, including eligibility criteria for various immigration categories, such as family-based immigration, employment-based immigration, refugee and asylum status, and temporary visas for visitors, students, and workers.

In recent years, the U.S. immigration policy has been the subject of intense debate and controversy, particularly with respect to issues such as illegal immigration, border security, and the status of undocumented immigrants already in the United States. There have been various proposals for reforming the immigration system, but no significant changes have been made to the law in recent years. Overall, the U.S. immigration policy is intended to balance the country's economic and social needs with its national security concerns, while also ensuring that the rights and dignity of immigrants are respected. However, there is ongoing debate over how to achieve these goals in practice, and how to balance the various competing interests involved in shaping the policy.

Yet, Title 42 is set to expire on Tuesday, May 11th and the U.S. is expecting to see approximately 40,0000 immigrants cross the U.S. border. The benefits that immigrants can receive when they enter the US depend on their legal status and circumstances.

Here are some examples:

Legal permanent residents (green card holders) are eligible for many benefits, such as:

  • Social Security benefits

  • Medicare and Medicaid

  • Unemployment benefits

  • Workers' compensation

  • Public education

Refugees and asylum seekers can receive:

  • Cash and medical assistance

  • English language classes

  • Help with finding employment

  • Access to public education

Undocumented immigrants, who do not have legal status, are generally not eligible for most government benefits. However, they can still access some services, such as emergency medical care, public education, and certain nonprofit services. The most direct impacts being on our medical care and public education systems. Americans are already aware of the impact on healthcare rates, and the state of our nations public educational systems, and with the incoming migrants they will become further impacted to even more severe states.

The American people are already battling inflationary policies set forth by the Biden Administration, yet the Biden crew expects the American public to continue to foot the bill for immigrants entering the country illegally. We need to flip Title 42 to be in favor of placing a freeze on immigration until all immigrants within the border have been accounted for properly, and we right size our budgets and unify the country under a more balanced administration. The current policies and administration governing our nation is undermining America's future sovereignty. Our Senate and House Republicans who are meant to ensure balance in policies are laying dormant and are not responding at the vigor needed.

What are your thoughts?


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