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To limit fentanyl supply, Tim Scott wants Title 42-like restrictions. Experts say they won’t help

Posted on AllSides August 21st, 2023
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Republican presidential candidate Sen. Tim Scott has floated a plan he says will reduce the flow of fentanyl into the U.S.: reinstating the COVID-19 era public health policy known as Title 42.

Title 42, enacted by the Trump administration in March 2020 and lifted May 11, was used to curb the spread of COVID-19. It gave border officials the power to quickly expel people arriving at the southern border, essentially blocking their ability to apply for asylum. 

"The current healthcare emergency we all know ain’t COVID, but it is fentanyl," Scott, of...

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