The Left never lets a crisis go to waste. The moment one appears, it dusts off its existing policy agendas, calls them crisis management responses, and goes off with it. That’s why the House HEROES Act tried to sneak in a backdoor amnesty.
Republicans could learn from them. And in the Trump era, they are.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indefinitely extended its public health order on Tuesday, empowering border agents to quickly expel migrants who cross the border illegally.
Why it matters: The order will be reviewed every 30 days. Border agents have already used the authority to expel more than 20,000 migrants, including asylum seekers and children, in less than 2 months, according to DHS data.
The order will be in effect until CDC director Robert Redfield determines that the threat of coronavirus spreading from across southern or northern borders no longer poses a “serious danger” to public health.
Or we could just use the ‘Garcetti’ formula. Until there’s a cure. If there’s no cure, the public health order must remain.
Just think of all the other public health possibilities.