Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia is asking the president to extend an executive order that will prevent unauthorized immigrants from crossing the southern border.
The policy, known as Title 42, allows authorities to release immigrants who are from Central American and Mexico after they've been screened. On November 15, a federal judge overturned the policy.
The end of the executive order on December 20 means that the Border Patrol will no longer be able to immediately return apprehended immigrants. It will also not be able to detain them as long as it takes to process them.
In a letter to Biden, Manchin and other members of Congress said that the five-week period that was allowed under the executive order was not enough time to prepare for the influx of immigrants. They noted that it would be very difficult to process the immigrants, especially those who have invalid claims of relief or asylum.
The members of Congress are asking Biden to extend the executive order until the Congress can pass comprehensive immigration legislation.
The members of Congress stated that the situation is "untenable" and they need to work together to find a solution that will allow the Department of Homeland Security to quickly deport the immigrants.
The members of Congress also expressed their concerns about the level of support that the Biden administration is giving to the border.
In a letter to Biden, the members of Congress stated that the country has experienced unprecedented levels of illegal border crossings. They also noted that the administration has not provided enough resources to the Department of Homeland Security.
The members of Congress also stated that they are committed to working together to pass legislation that will allow the Homeland Security to implement policies that will prevent unauthorized immigrants from entering the country.
The members of Congress also stated that they are committed to working together to pass legislation that will allow the Homeland Security to implement policies that will prevent unauthorized immigrants from entering the country. They noted that the implementation of Title 42 is the only effective tool that the administration can use to control immigration.
The members of Congress stated that the termination of the executive order will lead to a complete loss of control over the southern border. It will also cause significant suffering and deaths for the immigrants who are entering the country illegally.
According to an internal planning document obtained by the Washington Examiner, the US Border Patrol's El Paso Sector had about 4,500 immigrants in custody on Saturday.
In just 48 hours, the Border Patrol apprehended about 17,000 immigrants and seized almost $100 million worth of narcotics.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on Washington Examiner.