May 21, 2022


Making living better

Ruiz, Hispanic caucus talk immigration reform, Title 42 with Biden

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With President Joe Biden looking to roll back a pandemic-era emergency order along the southern U.S. border, Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-La Quinta, and others from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus met with White House officials this week to encourage the president to keep his plan in place to overturn the policy. 

Their discussion covered a wide range of issues, including equitable distribution of infrastructure funds and alleviating student debt, but one of the most pressing topics was the fate of Title 42, a pandemic-era policy implemented under former President Donald Trump that has allowed U.S. officials to expel tens of thousands of migrants at the southern border as a public health measure.

In early April, the federal government announced its plans to lift the order by late May, drawing the ire of many Republican lawmakers and a few Democrats. | Newsphere by AF themes.