Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Sen John Cornyn: House to Pass 'Skinnied Down' Bill to Aid Border Crisis

House Republicans intend to pass "skinnied down" emergency funding legislation this week before the August recess to address the border crisis, but it is expected to fall far short of the $3.7 billion requested by President Barack Obama, said Sen. John Cornyn.
The Texas Republican, along with Texas Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar, intend to include changes to a 2008 law that prohibits the deportation of minors without a court hearing, something the GOP has argued would speed up deportation and stem the tide of new arrivals.
"Fortunately, it sounds like the House of Representatives is going to move a piece of legislation this week, which would actually offer a solution. And it will include something along the lines Henry and I have proposed," Cornyn said on ABC's "This Week," according to the Christian Science Monitor.
Specifically, the bill would ensure that all new arrivals from Central America are treated the same way as minors who cross the border illegally from Mexico and Canada: instant deportation. "My view is a solution beats no solution every day. And nobody has offered an alternative, so I hope we will act," Cornyn added.
Read the rest of the story HERE and listen to Cornyn and Cuellar on ABC's 'This Week' below:

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