Tim Scott proposes reinstating Title 42 border restrictions due to surge in fentanyl overdose deaths

May 10, 2023 | True Patriot News Daily

Senator Rick Scott has recently proposed the reinstatement of Title 42 border restrictions in response to the increasing number of fentanyl overdose deaths in the US. Title 42 is a public health measure that allows the government to restrict entry into the country during a pandemic. Scott argues that the measure should be utilized to secure the border and prevent the entry of illegal drugs that have caused significant harm to Americans. The Senator has also suggested that the administration should partner with other countries to tackle drug production and trafficking.

The proposal has faced criticism from immigrant rights advocates, who argue that Title 43 has been used to expel vulnerable asylum seekers without due process. They also suggest that the measure has been used to exclude immigrants based on their nationality or ethnicity. Critics also point out that drug addiction is a public health issue that must be addressed through effective drug policies, not immigration measures. The Biden administration has not yet commented on the Senator's proposal, but they have previously stated that they intend to lift the Title 42 restrictions on the southern border as soon as it is safe to do so.

If you’d like to read more about  The Senator's proposal, please read this article from  Fox News. An excerpt of the article has been copied below: 



Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina wants to “reinstate” the Title 42 immigration restrictions set to sunset this week to combat the nation’s spike in fentanyl-related overdose deaths.

Scott, the Republican lawmaker from South Carolina who’s expected to declare his candidacy for president later this month, is proposing a trio of bills that would take aim at the migrant crisis at the nation’s southern border with Mexico.