Hearing on Fate of Title 42 Border Health Policy

A hearing on the Trump-era Title 42 border policy is scheduled in Louisiana Friday.

Three states are asking a judge to keep the public health policy in place to stem the flow of illegal aliens crossing the southern border. A judge temporarily blocked the White House's initial plan to end it May 23.

But reports of a new detention facility in South Texas is evidence the White House is moving forward without it.

"We've seen no indicator by the Biden administration or by the president himself that he's going to keep this place," says Macarena Martinez, Texas communications director for the Republican National Committee, which expects things will only get worse.

"There have been 2.2 million illegal migrants being encountered at the southern border since Joe Biden took office," she says.

"It will be a tidal wave of migrants come May 23. We're expecting to see border patrol agents overwhelmed at the border, as well as a great amount of gotaways."

Open border advocates argue it's hard to keep Title 42 when other COVID restrictions have expired.

Eagle Pass Mayor Rolando Salinas told Fox's "Real World with Neil Cavuto" his border town is preparing for the worst.

"What we're doing is working together with Border Patrol, with CBP, and we've created a staging area where if we do have, more than likely, hundreds of thousands of people," he said.

"We'll be able to process them quickly out of our community."


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