April 4, 2022

Young Statement on Biden Administration Lifting Title 42 Border Policy

WASHINGTON –Today, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued the following statement regarding the Biden administration’s announcement that as of May 23 it will no longer use Title 42, a public health policy regulation, to block illegal immigrants from entering the United States:

“Despite warnings from both Republicans and Democrats about a surge in border crossings if Title 42 is lifted, the Biden administration announced it is eliminating one of the last remaining tools in our toolbox to stem the tide of illegal immigration.

“In the last six months, U.S. Border Patrol had more than one million encounters with people entering the country illegally. Lifting the Title 42 order, which has been an important backstop over the last two years, ties the hands of our hard-working border patrol agents and makes their jobs even more difficult.

“As one Democratic Senator from Arizona put it, this announcement ‘shows a lack of understanding about the crisis at our border.’ This is the wrong decision and will only exacerbate the already out-of-control crisis we have at our southern border.”