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Lindsey Graham Just Introduced New Legislation to Fix the Border Crisis, Here's What it Does
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Posted: May 15, 2019 11:20 AM

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham held a press conference Wednesday morning to announce new legislation, the Secure and Protect Act of 2019, aimed at fixing the current border crisis and strengthening security.

"Today I'm going to introduce legislation designed to deal with the crisis at our border," Graham said. “We have a perfect storm brewing at the border because of a series of broken and outdated laws related to asylum and children.”

"What I'm trying to do is stop the flow coming from Central America to regain control of our border and stop a humanitarian crisis that I think is just going to get worse over time. One of the most important things I can stress to you is that people are trying to get caught. They're not avoiding getting caught," Graham continued. "So when we talk about building a wall as Republicans, that makes sense to stop illegal entry into the country, try to direct people into areas where we have a better chance of apprehending them. That doesn't work when the goal of the person is to find a Border Patrol agent and turn yourself in."

Graham addressed calls from lawmakers to give additional funding to Central American countries, arguing it won't stop the problem. The real problem with the current crisis are the loopholes in U.S. immigration law.

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We just need 'enforcement' of existing laws not wasting time on talk about new legislation.

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We just need 'enforcement' of existing laws not wasting time on talk about new legislation.

 :amen:  :amen: and  :amen:

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We just need 'enforcement' of existing laws not wasting time on talk about new legislation.

Absolutely.  In addition, declare a moratorium on ALL immigration and HALT ALL asylum into this country for a minimum of 5 years and build the dang wall that was promised!!
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We badly need a reform of immigration laws.  The idea that we should just enforce the existing laws ignores that the existing laws contain significant loopholes, especially in the area of asylum.  And we also badly need more immigration judges because without them, we can't even get them into court to enforce the laws that already exist.

Graham's solution isn't a complete solution, but it is an essential component of what a complete solution would look like.

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We badly need a reform of immigration laws.  The idea that we should just enforce the existing laws ignores that the existing laws contain significant loopholes, especially in the area of asylum.  And we also badly need more immigration judges because without them, we can't even get them into court to enforce the laws that already exist.

Graham's solution isn't a complete solution, but it is an essential component of what a complete solution would look like.


Yes, and Donald Trump just signed a bill that does the absolute opposite of what Lindsey Graham said he is advocating in that bill.  It was to send all unaccompanied minor children home to their families.  Trump signed into law that illegal immigrants can sponsor these children.  Which is by the way amnesty.  Of course I could agree that all asylum applications should be done in their own countries.  No more coming across the border and saying I fear for my life.  And if its gangs guess what?  We have gangs too.  Deal with it.
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Yes, and Donald Trump just signed a bill that does the absolute opposite of what Lindsey Graham said he is advocating in that bill.  It was to send all unaccompanied minor children home to their families.  Trump signed into law that illegal immigrants can sponsor these children.  Which is by the way amnesty.  Of course I could agree that all asylum applications should be done in their own countries.  No more coming across the border and saying I fear for my life.  And if its gangs guess what?  We have gangs too.  Deal with it.

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We do not need reform.  That will just be an excuse to further weaken our sovereignty.  As many have already noted: we need enforcement and policy corrections.
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Its crazy.  Like a circus.  They are big fools.  Lindsey correcting what Trump did and doesn't even know it.
The equal right of all citizens to health, education, work, food, security, culture, science, and wellbeing - that is, the same rights we proclaimed when we began our struggle, in addition to those which emerge from our dreams of justice and equality for all inhabitants of our world - is what I wish for all.

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It was a casual remark over a lunch of salad, fish and red wine but future historians are likely to parse and ponder every word: "The Cuban model doesn't even work for us any more."

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/sep/09/fidel-castro-cuba-economic-model

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We just need 'enforcement' of existing laws not wasting time on talk about new legislation.
So you must believe President Trump lacks the courage or conviction to enforce the law.
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