Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley said she would roll back the provisions of Title 42 and eliminate sanctuary cities as part of her plan to overhaul the US immigration system.
Jeff Ortiz, co-chair of the Story County, Iowa, GOP, asked Haley what her comprehensive border repair plan was, acknowledging it was a “very complex issue.”
Haley talked about his recent visit to the border, saying: “I went 400 miles to that border. You’re not ready for what I saw.”
Haley said the Biden administration is not allowing the US Border Patrol to do its job, allowing more people into the country, along with illegal drugs that lead to overdoses.
Haley said, if elected, she would institute a national e-verify program to confirm the immigration status of workers, restore the “Remain in Mexico” policy for migrants awaiting immigration proceedings. immigration and cut undocumented immigrants from entitlement programs. He also promised to roll back the provisions of Title 42 and get rid of sanctuary cities.
“We have to realize, we’re losing Americans every day and we have to stop if it’s fentanyl coming in, if it’s illegal immigrants coming in, we have to close the border,” Haley said.
More on Title 42: Despite warnings of a potential migrant crush that sent thousands of federal personnel to the southern border and US cities scrambling to prepare, the days after the expiration in Title 42 last month saw a narrower influx of migrants than expected.
The Covid-related border control policy allows authorities to quickly turn away migrants at the US-Mexico border.
In the days before it ended, long lines formed at checkpoints and makeshift camps abounded in border communities. But US authorities have finally seen a 50% reduction in the number of migrant encounters at the border in the past two days compared to earlier in the week, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told CNN’s Dana Bash.
Officials cautioned, however, that it is too early to tell if the influx of migrants at the border has increased.
More on “Stay in Mexico”: The Trump-era border policy known as “Remain in Mexico” allows officials to send non-Mexican migrants to Mexico to await their hearings in US immigration court.
CNN’s Nouran Salahieh, Polo Sandoval, Rosa Flores, Andrea Cambron and Priscilla Alvarez contributed to this post.