Republicans on the committee, including U.S. Reps. Byron Donalds and Scott Franklin of Florida, sent a letter to Maloney on the matter this week.
Three Republicans from the Sunshine State--U.S. Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart, Carlos Gimenez and Maria Elvira Salazar--joined the Democrats in passing the bill.
On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., sent a letter to U.S. Homeland Security Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas and U.S. Health and Human Services Acting Sec. Norris Cochran requesting additional information on the scope of the border emergency.
He said the operation should be reinstated immediately and any illegal immigrants with a criminal record of assault against women or children should be prosecuted or deported. The congressman noted that 18 state attorneys general, including Florida's, also have requested that Biden reinstate the program.
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Operation Talon is a nationwide operation that focuses on removing illegally present convicted sex offenders from the United States.
At the end of last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., spoke on the Senate floor to discuss the Democrats’ catch and release policies.
Demings, now starting her third term on Capitol Hill, announced last week that she will stay on the committees she served on in her last term.