About two hours after the end of Title 42, dozens of migrants had already boarded three white school buses in small groups, Border Patrol vans partially obscuring the media’s ability to see them. The bus was flanked by members of the National Guard and Border Patrol in green and camouflage uniforms. After the van left, border authorities closed the outermost chain-link fence and sealed it with a heavy lock. Homeland Security officials predicted 10,000 migrants per day would try to cross into the U.S. after the lifting of Title 42, the pandemic-era policy that immediately expelled migrants millions of times without providing asylum hearings.
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Republicans on Capitol Hill are reviewing Biden’s immigration policies as the midterm elections are getting closer. Homeland security secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas was blamed for causing a spike in migration. Representative Clay Higgins, Republican of Louisiana, said, “I feel that America needs you to own this thing, good sir. Speak to the American people and own this thing. We’re losing our country down there. We need you to resign.”