Sen. Graham Introduces Immigration Bill to Fix Legal Loopholes

Epoch Times:

WASHINGTON—Legislation being introduced into the Senate is aimed to close the legal loopholes that allow hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants to enter and stay in the United States without a valid asylum claim.

Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-S.C.) bill, titled “Secure and Protect Act of 2019,” outlines four main fixes. The first is that asylum must be claimed in either the individual’s home country or in Mexico. That will prevent illegal immigrants from gaining access to the United States unless their claim is approved.

Under the current system, if an adult brings a child illegally into the United States and claims asylum, there is a 98 percent chance they will stay indefinitely. In some areas, where the Border Patrol is overwhelmed, fewer than 10 percent of illegal aliens claim asylum, but are still released after 48 to 72 hours.

The bill also provides a fix to the Flores Settlement Agreement, which was expanded by a judge in 2015 and has, in part, contributed to the surge in family units since then. In 2015, U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee of the Central District of California said no minor can be held in detention longer than 20 days. Previously, that rule only applied to unaccompanied minors, not those who were part of family units. The result is that families are released within a few days.  more here

8 Comments on Sen. Graham Introduces Immigration Bill to Fix Legal Loopholes

  1. Ok. Say the Senate passes this. The Democratic House gets it, calls it racist, homophobic, xenophobic, & the rest of their litany of one – word phrases used to describe something they don’t like. They’ll then burn the bill & send the ashes back to the Senate with the message not to try something like this again

  2. Lindsey realizes that the train has left the station and wants a position himself prominently in front of this. He’s a cynical little political opportunist that’s sensed that he can personally capitalize on the events.
    The big changes in his positions of late are purely for self benefit and he can’t be trusted.

  3. Now that he does not have to carry the water of McStain lil lindsey is trying real hard to shed his RINO skin and convince everyone he is a dyed in the wool Trump MAGA supporter.

    Funny how lil lying lindsey did not sprout some teeth until the dirt McStain had him went to hell with McStain…. I guess a converted RINO is better than a non-apologetic RINO but in my book he is just waiting for the chance to throw his hat in the big leagues and building his case that HE was a conservative all along so when all those nasty video’s and stories come out when he was a RINO he will have something to throw back at them.

    No matter what this clown does I would NEVER vote for him because first and foremost he is a liar and that is all it takes for me to say hit the bricks scumbag!

  4. I don’t trust Graham yet. He still hasn’t been able to wash the stench of McCain off. Anything he proposes will have to be examined extremely carefully. Granted, he found a ball or two on a few topics but that doesn’t negate the decades of wishy washy BS he’s peddled. There are damn few people in DC that are trustworthy.

  5. Been in the swamp for nearly 20 years and only NOW introduces an immigration “fix”? Geez Lindsey, you’d think you were running for re-election or something. Oh, wait….

  6. More aid to countries, why is it anything they do, they need to spend our money? DACA, yep, ol’ Lindsey can not be trusted, before long it will be an amnesty bill.

  7. Republicans are willing to do all sorts of things when the Democrats are in power and they can’t get them through.

    They’ve proven this over and over again, this time is no different.

    Even Trump seems to be starting to accept defeat on immigration, The Republicans wouldn’t let him do anything while they were in power and they easily could have (about the same with Healthcare).

  8. You people! So vindictive. I, for one, welcome every RINO’s epiphany. And, if it’s up to me, will grant every one of them a new spot at the back of the line.


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