California Gov. Gavin Newsom reportedly warned this week that if President Joe Biden changes the Trump administration’s former border policy, the state could face an unsustainable influx of illegal immigration.
“The fact is, what we’ve got right now is not working and is about to break in a post-42 world unless we take some responsibility and ownership,” Newsom said.
“I’m saying that as a father. I’m saying that as someone that feels responsible for being part of the solution and I’m trying to do my best here.” Newsom continued.
Newsom’s remarks relate to the Biden administration’s proposal to repeal Title 42, a Trump-era provision that lets law enforcement to promptly deport illegal immigrants, beginning next week.
The governor also expressed displeasure with the Biden administration’s plan to send “planes and buses” full of migrants to the state.
Newsom’s apparent critique of Biden’s immigration efforts is unusual for the governor, who is renowned for tweeting condemnations of Republican governors who flew busloads of illegal immigrants to liberal enclaves.
Newsom had previously opposed President Donald Trump’s immigration policies along with his policies more generally.
It is widely believed by many political observers that Newsom may run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2024 if President Biden chooses not to run for reelection.