Sunday, May 26, 2019

Border State Reps Provide Plan To Address Migrant Crisis Without Having To Change Law

Several Republican members of Congress sent a letter to Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan on Thursday outlining proposals on how to address the migrant crisis at the southern border without changing current law.
The proposals focus on curtailing false asylum claims, which the chief of the U.S. Border Patrol has identified as one of the main drivers of the flood of migrants. The total apprehend crossing the border illegally surpassed 100,000 people in both March and April.
Leading the effort were border state congressmen, including Rep. Andy Biggs from Arizona, and Reps. Michael Cloud and Chip Roy from Texas. Biggs noted that given the Democratically controlled House’s unwillingness to address the crisis, it will fall on the executive branch, and particularly the Department of Homeland Security, to use the tools it has at-hand.
“President Trump has committed to using his legal authorities to address this national emergency, and my colleagues and I have identified potential actions his administration could take to fulfill the president’s vision,” Biggs said in a news release.
Cloud added: “Congress has failed in its responsibility to secure the border, but there are actions the President’s administration can take within the confines of the law to help resolve the current humanitarian crisis.”
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