07/29/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/29/2021 14:39
'The Vice President's new 'strategy' implies she had a strategy to begin with'
WASHINGTON -U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statement today in response to the Vice President's attempt to address the migrant crisis at the border with her new 'Root Causes Strategy ':
'The Vice President's new 'strategy' implies she had a strategy to begin with. For months she and President Biden have hidden, waffled, and done everything but tackle this crisis head on. Meanwhile, the situation on the border has gone from bad, to worse, to a catastrophe. Vice President Harris and the Biden Administration have yet to demonstrate they have the knowledge, experience, or will to fix the border crisis.
'A successful strategy focuses on making reforms to speed up adjudication of asylum claims by judges, protect unaccompanied children, and deter those who do not have real claims from making the journey altogether. My bipartisan bill would do just that, and I stand ready to work with the Administration to actually fix this.'
U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) has introduced the Bipartisan Border Solutions Act, a bipartisan, bicameral bill to respond to the surge in migrants coming across our southern border. This legislation would improve both the Department of Homeland Security's and the Department of Justice's capacity to manage migration influxes and adjudicate asylum claims in a timely manner, protect unaccompanied migrant children, reduce impact on local communities, ensure migrants are treated fairly and humanely, and ultimately deter those who do not have realistic asylum claims from placing themselves in danger by making the treacherous journey to our southern border.
It was introduced in April with Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and U.S. Representatives Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) and Tony Gonzales (R-TX-23).
The Bipartisan Border Solutions Act: