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House republicans to vote on border security bill on Thursday as Title 42 ends

The House will vote on Republicans’ wide-ranging border security package on Thursday, that's the same day the Covid-era Title 42 policy that has enabled the US to swiftly expel certain migrants is set to expire.

The bill, known as HR 2, would codify some of the border programs implemented by former President Donald Trump, including the “Remain in Mexico” policy, forcing migrants to stay in Mexico while they await the asylum process.

It also would pour more resources into security at the southern border, restart border wall construction, and upgrade border technology.

Last month, House Majority Leader Steve Scalise said Republicans have the necessary votes to pass the legislation in the chamber, despite internal party divisions over how strict certain policies in the legislation should be.

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