Willing to Negotiate with Republicans on Ending Title 42 if More “Legal” Immigration Allowed Democrats


    Democrats are showing signs of bending on the planned elimination of the Title 42 border barrier if Republicans approve more legal migration.

    “I don't think there's any incentive for the Republicans to deal” in light of Democratic threats to remove the Title 42 border barrier stemming the flow of migrants, said Jessica Vaughan, the policy studies director of the Center for Immigration Studies. “The Republicans know enough to insist on a clean extension of Title 42, not one encumbered with the Democrats' wish list items,” she added, noting that the Democrats may believe they will gain something by granting the Title 42 extension. “But I think that would be a mistake. I believe it's not a good idea to try to set a price for Title 42 extension when most people want to see it extended. It would be seen as hindering the continuation [of] the extension of Title 42.”

    Certain Democratic supporters have indicated that they have no leverage. “Democrats are terrified that ending Title 42 enforcement will produce an all-out border crisis just in time for the midterm elections,” Democratic strategist William Galston wrote in the April 19 issue of the Wall Street Journal.

    “The deadline for the lifting of Title 42 is a month away [May 23]–but the Biden administration is under enormous pressure to stall the timeline amid a Democratic mutiny,” TheHill.com reported on April 22.

    But certain Republicans are signaling that they will collaborate with Democrats to pass legislation that would transform the Title 42 illegal inflow into more legal immigration that benefits business organizations and donors at the expense of the majority of voters. However, the GOP’s suggestions of negotiating the deal could just be concessions for donors or Democrats and not meant to be a sign of a real deal.

    The Democrats threw out the suggestion when asked about their plans to open the border in May through the lifting of Title 42, the border barrier designed to stop the spread of the pandemic. “Immigration in our country is broken,” White House Press Secretary Jennifer Psaki stated on April 20 when speaking about the administration’s plan to end the Title 42 barrier. She added, “There's a wide range of possible ideas in Congress–including Democrats, Republicans, others including those who support the delaying in Title 42 implementation, some who are strongly opposed to the idea. There are also a variety of other options for improving the immigration process. All of this would require Congress's intervention. We're glad to have this conversation with them.”

    “A long-term solution can only come from comprehensive legislation that brings lasting reform to a fundamentally broken system,” the border head Alejandro Mayorkas said on April 1 in announcing that the last components of the Title 42 barrier would be taken down on May 23rd.

    “On the president's first day in office, he sent an immigration bill to Congress that invests in smart solutions, effectively manages the border, and addresses the root causes of migration,” the White House told Axios in an April 6 report about Title 42. “Those that are concerned about [the U.S.] immigration system… should pass it.”

    “The president proposed comprehensive immigration reform [on] his first day in office,” Biden's Chief of Staff Ron Klain said on April 7. “I haven't seen what the Republican plan is other than to stall it.”

    Biden's January 2021 bill could boost Wall Street values by massively increasing the flow of foreigners into American jobs, schools, and even homes.

    “Our immigration system is broken, and it's badly broken, and it's been that way for decades,” Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) stated on April 5. “What we need to do is finally sit down together and say, what is the orderly way to do it?”

    Similar open borders or legal immigration messages are being promoted by groups with business backing that are pushing to increase the number of foreign buyers, renters, workers, and consumers.

    “Political necessity requires Democrats to get off the immigration dime,” immigration advocate Ali Noorani wrote at TheDailyBeast.com:

    Right-wing Republicans who want to return to the Trump/[Stephen] Miller strategy have filled in the gap that has led to a growing number of Democrats and reform-minded Republicans advocating for Title 42 to remain in the place. President Joe Biden must be able to engage Congress in the process of advancing an initial set of long-term reforms to protect our borders as well as modernize the immigration system. Although the time frame to implement reforms this year is a bit short, Congress is not starting with a blank slate.

    “Ending Title 42 at the border is the right thing to do, but it is not enough,” stated an April 6 article written by Laura Collins, a pro-migration advocate at the George W. Bush Presidential Center. “Congress must seriously consider nimble legislative solutions to improve border security and the legal immigration system.”

    Jessica Vaughan is skeptical of the idea that Democrats and businesses can pressure the GOP to reach a compromise prior to the elections. If Democrats attempt to impose a price on security for the general public, “I don't think that that would go over well with the public,” she said. Additionally, the GOP will likely gain in any debate when the cameras show the effects of Biden’s policies entering into American towns and jobs, she added. “It gives the Republicans the opportunity to say ‘Look, Title 42 is a temporary tool, and what we really want is for you to enforce the actual immigration laws to disrupt this inflow,'” Vaughan declared.

    Certain Republicans are in favor of an agreement that benefits companies, particularly by allowing more foreign students to replace U.S. graduates. “Two years ago, we had two bills on the floor that came very, very close,” Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) told Senator Durbin and other Senators in March. He continued, “We saw a record number of Republicans in favor of the possibility of citizenship [for] the DACA population. We're almost [where we’re] required to be in addressing certain issues of border security. The time is now to take a step back and create something that is productive. For me, personally, would like this [to] be the Congress in which we tackle DACA issues, DACA population, and also deal with certain guest worker programs and Green Card issues, which for me, I experienced firsthand when I was exposed to the H-1B procedure at the time of my first position at PriceWaterhouse… I've tried to convince anyone who believes we're just going to need more computer scientists from America and data analysts, and more people with advanced degrees within the U.S. population that they should be aware that if we want our economy to grow in the future, if we are to continue building upon this amazing economy, we need to consider legal immigration as a crucial aspect of meeting the needs of our workforce and expanding our economy of innovation.”

    Republicans are expected to resist the business pressures before the November election, Vaughan predicted. Democrats may try to come up with measures regarding refugees or asylum-seekers or some other means to increase the number or make the majority of border projects legal. In this way, they'll be willing to compromise Title 42 because they have another option to legally allow people to enter. However, Republicans will not be fooled by that. Republicans have been explicit that they want the asylum system tightened and not loosened, and they are against an increase in the number of refugees or humanitarian programs.

    There is no evidence from the polls that GOP voters or swing voters are in favor of legislation to speed up the flow of illegal immigrants into American housing, jobs, and communities. Some Republicans claim they are seeking to strike a deal but are also suggesting they view the Title 42 issue as a political catastrophe for Democrats.

    Regarding Extraction Migration, since around 1990, the D.C. establishment has extracted hundreds of millions of migrants and visa workers from less developed nations to act as laborers, temporarily employed renters, and consumers for different U.S. investors and chief executives. This strategy for economic growth known as Extraction Migration does not have a limit. It's brutal for ordinary Americans since it reduces their career opportunities, decreases their wages and salaries as well as increases the costs of housing and has forced more than 10 million American males from the workforce.

    Extraction Migration also stifles the economy and limits American productivity, primarily because it permits employers to utilize stoop labor in lieu of machines. Migration also decreases the people's political influence and erodes workers' workplace rights and increases the regional wealth gap between Democrats’ coastal states and those in Republicans' Heartland and the South. A system of economic extraction also causes a lot of discontent among young people and radically alters Americans to a less democratic, compromise-oriented society because it allows wealthy elites to overlook struggling Americans on the lowest rungs of society.

    The policy is concealed by a variety of arguments and excuses–for instance, the claim that the U.S. is a “Nation of Immigrants” or the idea that Americans are required to accept refugees from other countries. But the economic plan causes the deaths of many immigrants, exploits the poor, divides foreign families, and extracts wealth from the less fortunate home countries they came from.

    These economic policies are backed by progressives who want to change the U.S. from a society controlled by a European-origin culture of civic life into a progressive-led enclave of diverse ethnic groups. “We're trying to become the first multiracial, multi-ethnic superpower in the world,” Rep. Rohit Khanna (D-CA) told the New York Times on March 21. “It will be an extraordinary achievement … we will ultimately triumph,” the congressman declared.

    It's not surprising that this wealth-shifting, extraction-based migration policy is incredibly unpopular, as per many polls. The polls reveal a deep and widespread opposition from the public to the immigration of labor and the influx of temporary workers to jobs coveted by U.S. graduates. The movement has been growing and is anti-establishment, cross-sex, multiracial, non-racist, non-class-based, bipartisan and consistent, and it recognizes the bonds of friendship that Americans have with each other.


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