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May 20th, 2022
Contact: Jay Wilson


Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Senate candidate General Mick McGuire applauded today’s ruling from a federal judge that blocked the Biden Administration from proceeding with ending Title 42, the provision of the Public Health Service Act of 1944 that allows Customs and Border Protection to quickly expel illegal immigrants caught at the border.

McGuire said, “The Biden Administration says the COVID emergency is over to justify lifting Title 42, yet they continue to enforce a morally corrupt vaccine mandate against our service members. They’re trying to have it both ways and harming our national security on both fronts.

Ending Title 42 would have been a dramatic escalation of the Democrats’ open borders policy and a disaster for our state and country. DHS recorded more than 230,000 migrant encounters at our southern border in April—the highest number in over 20 years. Almost half of those migrants were expelled via Title 42. If Title 42 were allowed to sunset, by DHS’ own account, we’d have a flood of illegal crossings making the border crisis worse.

I applaud the judge’s ruling, but we should not have to rely on the courts to secure our border. Senator Mark Kelly’s weak leadership has once again failed Arizonans. Only six weeks ago, Senator Kelly joined his Democrat colleagues and voted to block a Republican amendment that would have saved Title 42. Kelly can feign support for Title 42 now, but he cannot hide from his voting record.

After I defeat Kelly this November, my priority as Senator will be border security. Securing our Southern border is federal duty and cannot be left up to the discretion of the president. I will stand up for Arizonans and block Biden’s efforts to abandon this responsibility. When I’m in the Senate, Mark Kelly will finally see what principled leadership looks like.”


Mick McGuire is a retired Major General in the U.S. Air Force and is the former Adjutant General of the Arizona National Guard. Use of his military rank, job titles, and photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement by the Department of the Air Force, Department of Defense, or Arizona National Guard.

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