May 10, 2022
For Immediate Release


“Beto’s comments today in New York City supporting the ending of Title 42 once again demonstrates that he is completely out of touch with the crisis at the Southern Border. The fact that Beto made these comments in New York City while appearing on The View is a direct slap in the face to law enforcement and local officials on the border who are working daily to keep Texans safe.” – Mark Miner, Communications Director


O’Rourke In New York City Today: “When We Lift Title 42… We Are Going To Be Safer.” O’ROURKE: “When we lift Title 42, and we can process and, where appropriate detain people, especially those that pose a danger to us, we are going to be safer.” (ABC’s “The View,” 5/10/22)

Texas Border Democrats Have Called On The Biden Administration To Keep Title 42 In Place:

Border Report: “Most Border Leaders In South Texas Have Been Calling For Title 42 To Remain.” (Sandra Sanchez, “South Texas County Judge Urges Biden To Visit Border Prior To Title 42 Rollback,” Border Report, 5/3/22)

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Laredo) And Rep. Vicente Gonzales (D-McAllen) Have Both Called For Keeping Title 42 In Place. “But at least two Texas Democrats have asked the Biden administration to hold off on ending the policy until apprehensions and encounters at the southern border have leveled off. U.S. Reps. Henry Cuellar, a Laredo Democrat, and Vicente Gonzales, a Democrat from McAllen, joined their Republican colleagues earlier this week in a letter to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra.” (Julián Aguilar, “On The Texas Border, Democrats Split On End To Title 42 Policy,” Houston Public Media, 4/1/22)

Democrat Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez Has Expressed Concerns About Ending Title 42. “Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez sent a letter to President Joe Biden imploring him to visit the South Texas border prior to the scheduled ending of Title 42 later this month. Cortez sent the two-page letter Monday saying Hidalgo County is situated ‘at unique crossroads of national security and economic considerations.’ He expressed concerns about lifting Title 42, a public health law that was invoked in March 2020 by the Trump administration to prevent cross-border spread of coronavirus between the United States, Canada and Mexico.” (Sandra Sanchez, “South Texas County Judge Urges Biden To Visit Border Prior To Title 42 Rollback,” Border Report, 5/3/22)