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AZ lawmakers voice concern over approaching end of Title 42

Published: Monday, December 19, 2022 - 2:39pm

Title 42 is a Trump-era health policy that stopped migrants and asylum seekers at the border. Per a judge’s order, it ends on Wednesday, and politicians on both sides of the aisle are warning of the potential for chaos.

Democratic Congressman Raúl Grijalva says more resources are needed at the border.

“We’re looking at a body of people that has been there two, three years, one year — waiting. And now they’re getting in line,” said Grijalva. “And it is a crisis, and I don’t know exactly what to do.”

Congressional Republican David Schweikert says the Biden administration's lax immigration policy is to blame for the flood of people waiting for Title 42 to end. He says it is “not compassion,” but “cruelty.”

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