With the controversial border policy, Title 42, set to end on Wednesday (December 21), Republican leaders have expressed concerns about the impact the policy ending will have on the influx of migration.
Leading the calls for concern are Republicans, who rang the alarm on the imminent border crisis on Sunday (December 18), expressing their belief it was only going to get worse.
Speaking on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday, the former Republican New Jersey Governor criticized President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris for promising “well over their skis” on the Trump-era policy.
He also said the predicted figure of “14,000 to 18,000” Migrant encounters at the border when the policy ends would be “mayhem.”
The Trump-Era policy, implemented in the spring of 2020, gave border officials the authority to turn migrants seeking asylum away under a health safety measure to protect against a COVID-19 outbreak.
After several months of legal challenges, a federal judge ruled that the policy was “arbitrary and capricious” and didn’t make sense, given that vaccines were now available and restrictions had been lifted.
In November, the U.S. District Court Judge ruled the policy had to end in five weeks, which would be on Wednesday (December 21).
Despite receiving criticism from Democrats, the Biden Administration has turned away roughly 2.5 million Migrants under the policy.
The policy has ensured there wasn’t an influx of migrants in countries experiencing worsened conditions like Haiti, making it challenging for Haitians to make asylum claims.
But Democrats have been lauding the ending of the policy, describing it as “past time.”