Democratic Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown joined with other Democrats who are supporting a proposal to extend Title 42 for another two years to allow the Biden administration to continue removing migrants at the border, according to Politico.
Title 42, a Trump-era policy enacted during the COVID-19 pandemic to expel migrants, ended on Thursday, prompting widespread concern about a surge in migrants at the southern border. Brown, along with Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin and Democratic Montana Sen. Jon Tester, have signed on to a proposal extending Title 42 expulsion authority for two more years.
Brown has called for comprehensive immigration reform but believes that such a bill is unlikely to pass soon, and that the border crisis necessitates more resources be used by authorities in the short term, according to Politico.
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“I don’t think you can get something comprehensive now, under the pressure of what’s happening at the border,” he said, according to Politico. “It’s clear to me presidents of both parties have failed on this. And we need to send more resources to the border… We need two more years to get this right.”
Brown is facing a 2024 reelection challenge from Matt Dolan, a Republican who has made addressing the border crisis one of the pillars of his campaign.
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