Getting asylum cases for migrants decided faster, while deterring those who don’t have a legitimate claim. That’s the goal of the proposed Border Solutions Act – a bipartisan attempt to manage large migrant crossings into the U.S.:
(Audio: Texas Republican Congressman Tony Gonzalez)
Texas Republican Congressman Tony Gonzalez, who along with South Texas Congressman Henry Cuellar, Senator John Cornyn, and Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema were in the Rio Grande Valley Wednesday to promote the bill. It would create additional migrant processing centers along the Texas border and add 150 immigration judges. It also aims to improve coordination among federal agencies, cities, and nonprofit organizations in the handling of migrants.
The 4-member bipartisan delegation also called on the Department of Homeland Security to remove restrictions on non-essential travel across land ports of entry, citing the economic damage it’s doing to border business and tourism.