Sinema: Biden administration’s extension of public health emergency 'proves the need' to delay lifting title 42

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In a recent press release from Senator Kyrsten Sinema, the Arizona legislator said that the Biden administration’s extension of the COVID-19 public health emergency “proves the need” for the administration to delay lifting title 42.

At the beginning of the month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that it would be terminating its Title 42 policy on May 23. This policy implemented swift expulsions for people crossing the border due to the ongoing pandemic.

“The Administration’s extension of public health emergency authorities proves the need to delay lifting Title 42 to protect the health and safety of Arizona communities and migrants. I’ll keep pushing for transparency and accountability from the Administration to help secure the border, keep Arizona communities safe, and ensure migrants are treated fairly and humanely,” said Sinema, Chair of the Border Management Subcommittee.

Last week, Sinema, alongside a bipartisan group of lawmakers, introduced the Public Health and Border Security Act of 2022, which would ensure that the administration coordinates and communicates with border communities and implements a comprehensive plan before lifting Title 42.

The bill states that Title 42 should not be lifted until 60 days after the COVID-19 national emergency declaration ids ended.

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