A bipartisan group of lawmakers is pushing a new immigration plan that would set up four new regional processing centers on the border to handle surges.
Texas Republican Senator John Cornyn is leading the effort alongside Arizona Democratic Senator Krysten Sinema. In the House, South Texas Democratic Congressman Henry Cuellar is working with Republican Congressman Tony Gonzales of San Antonio on the proposal.
Cornyn says the idea is to streamline the asylum processing process while keeping the Border Patrol on the front lines. Cornyn also wants more immigration judges on the border to handle cases.