House Republicans will visit the border at Eagle Pass as Title 42 repeal nears | KTAB

The April 25 visit will include meetings with CBP, DPS and the Texas National Guard

EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) — A group of House Republicans will tour the border and meet with border officials to see how they’re “handling the border security crisis.”

Led by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and U.S. Representative Tony Gonzales, the congressional delegation plans to spend the day in the Del Rio area of ​​the Border Patrol and speak with members of Customs and U.S. Border Protection, Texas Department of Public Safety, and the Texas Army. National Guard April 25 at Eagle Pass, Texas.

According to a Tuesday press release from Gonzales’ office, lawmakers will learn first-hand about how Border Agents and Guard members are “managing the border security crisis they face and how they are preparing for the situation worsens once title 42 is eliminated. ”

Title 42 is a federal mandate that has allowed border agents to deport newly arrived migrants 1.8 million times to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Biden administration says the order ends May 23.

The delegation will also meet with members of the community “whose security, livelihoods and businesses continue to be at risk due to the border crisis”.

The delegation includes House GOP conference chairwoman Elise Stefanik, R-New York; U.S. Representative Randy Weber, R-Texas; Rep. American Michael Guest, R-Mississippi; U.S. Representative Chip Roy, R-Texas; Rep. American Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Georgia; U.S. Representative Diana Harshbarger, R-Tennessee; and US Blake Moore, R-Utah.

They plan to speak to reporters around 1:45 a.m. CST on Monday.

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