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Senate Republicans Unveil Solutions For Southern Border Crisis

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and U.S. Senator James Lankford (R-Oklahoma), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Government Management and Border Operations today unveiled the proposal from the working group to fix the failed policies that are causing the crisis at the southern border.

The Senators noted the crisis at the southern border is a direct result of failed policies. They are presenting solutions to fix these failed policies, instead of throwing more money at the ever-worsening problem. These solutions, drawn from those found in H.R. 2, prioritize the policy reforms that are most critical to securing the border and stemming the flow of migrants now.

Securing our southern border should be a key component of our national security. The Republican Working Group proposal includes measures that increase pay for hardworking border patrol agents, strengthens border security, and removes pull factors by fixing our broken asylum process and stopping the Biden Administration’s abuse of the immigration parole system.

“We must make policy changes to reduce the flow of immigration.  The world is on fire and threats to our homeland are at an all-time high.  President Biden’s border policies are not working and it’s time to change course.  Our proposal makes the necessary changes that our country needs at this critical time,” said Senator Graham.

“President Biden’s immigration policies have put American workers last and exposed our communities to crime and terrorism. This border package will cut off the flow of illegal migration, prioritize legitimate claims to entry, and restore order,” said Senator Cotton.

“We have needed significant updates in border security law for years,” said Senator Lankford. “But President Biden has allowed the cartels to exploit the loopholes in our asylum laws like no other President in history. We must close those loopholes and secure our border.”

Read the one-pager on the Senate Republican Working Group’s proposal HERE.