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Republicans Implore Biden To Reinstate National Emergency At The Border, As Migrant Numbers Spike

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More than two dozen House Republicans on Friday urged President Biden to reinstate a national emergency declaration for the southern border, as the U. S. faces a dramatically escalating border crisis.

In a letter, led by Rep. Lance Gooden, R-Texas, the lawmakers say the Biden administration’s “refusal to enforce immigration laws has encouraged countless migrants to make the treacherous journey across our border.”

“We urge you to recognize that an immigration crisis is underway and reinstate a national emergency concerning our southern border,” the letter says. The Daily Caller first reported the letter.

The lawmakers signed on include Reps. Jim Banks, R-Ind.; Brian Babin, R-Texas; Majorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga.; Lauren Boebert, R-Colo.; Jody Hice, R-Ga., and Michael Cloud, R-Texas.

“There are no two ways around it; we are in the midst of a border crisis. President Biden set this in motion by undoing numerous Trump-era immigration policies, which is why we are urging him to immediately reinstate the national emergency at our border,” Gooden told Fox News.

The Biden administration has taken a number of dramatic actions to unravel Trump-era immigration actions, including rolling back the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) which kept migrants in Mexico. It has also narrowed enforcement and deportation priorities while stopping construction of the border wall.

Additionally, the administration has revived the practice of catch-and-release, by which migrants are released back into the U. S. interior — a practice that has already led to some COVID-positive migrants being released.

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