California Gov. Newsom visits border, expresses concern about ending Title 42 enforcement

Newsom blamed Republicans for not doing enough to tackle the border crisis.

Updated: December 14, 2022 - 12:25pm

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California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom after having visited the southern U.S. border is expressed concerns about the lifting of the pandemic-era public health policy Title 42.

Newsom visited the border on Monday, one week before the scheduled ending of Title 42 – a decades-old law that that Trump administration used to immediately expel migrants as a health-safety effort during the pandemic.

"Here just to get an understanding, a deeper understanding, of what the world ... likely is going to look like in a few weeks, post-Title 42," he said, according to the Foreign Desk.

Newsom also expressed concerns about the Biden administration's decision to send "planes and buses to California full of migrants because of all the good work … the state is doing for the immigrant community," ABC News reported.

And he blamed Republicans for not doing enough to address the challenges and problems related to record migration at the border. 

He tweeted that Biden "has proposed real reform that will fix our broken immigration system."

However, he said House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has "done nothing but exploit the situation for political gain."

Congressional Republicans have called for more border security and do not support efforts to expand to allow more migrants into the U.S.