The House is set to vote on a sweeping immigration bill Thursday – on the day Title 42 is set to expire – and President Biden has already announced he would veto the legislation.
‘While we welcome Congress’ engagement on meaningful steps to address immigration and challenges at the border, this bill would make things worse,’ the White House said in a statement Monday.
The immigration and border security bill has been in the works for months after Republicans made the issue front and center to their campaign to take back the House.
Title 42, the pandemic-era public health policy that allows for the immediate expulsion of migrants, is set to expire Thursday as Texas is sending in its tactical border force and the White House is deploying active duty troops to help with the deluge of migrant processing.
The House package would bring back a number of Trump-era immigration policies – including Remain in Mexico, which requires those claiming asylum to wait in Mexico while their U.S. asylum claim is being processed.
It would also resume construction of the southern border wall, make it easier for minors who cross without their parents to be deported and allow for migrant families to be…