Hoeven Helps Introduce Legislation to Extend Title 42 Until 2025

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven joined Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in introducing legislation to extend the Title 42 authority at the nation’s southern border until February 2025. At present, the Title 42 Public Health Order allows Homeland Security and immigration officials to expeditiously return illegal immigrants to their home country in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This legislation comes in response to the Biden administration deciding to rescind the Title 42 authority, which will lead to an additional surge of illegal immigrants coming across the southern border.

“I’ve been to the southern border and seen firsthand the surge of illegal immigrants crossing our nation’s southern border,” said Hoeven. “President Biden’s decision to revoke Title 42 will make the situation drastically worse. The Biden administration needs to enforce the law and secure our southern border, and this legislation is about empowering our immigration officials to do just that.”

In addition to Hoeven and Rubio, the bill was introduced by Senators Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho).