Lawmakers Air Their Title 42 Concerns At DHS Budget Hearing

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By Nadia Dreid (April 27, 2022, 6:44 PM EDT) — U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas appeared before Congress on Wednesday to field questions about the $97.3 billion that the Biden administration wants earmarked for the agency in 2023, but Republicans were largely interested in discussing plans to repeal the public health order known as Title 42.

The Biden administration is in the process of rescinding the pandemic-era order, which has been used for the past two years to prevent people without proper documentation from entering the United States at land borders, but many Republicans on a subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee were convinced that was a bad…

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