Bipartisan Duo To Introduce Border Bill

Source: Jake Lefferman / ABC News

After days of arguing that money is not a solution, Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, and Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, have teamed up to introduce a bill to reform current immigration law in a hope to solve the humanitarian crisis along the border.

The bottom line, the bipartisan duo stressed, is that a combination of policy and resources is required to repair the immediate problem.

“The border region has been overwhelmed over the past few months by a deluge of undocumented immigrants from Central America,” said Cuellar, a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security. “Today’s legislation strengthens current law protecting unaccompanied children and responds to the crisis while supporting the men and women of Border Patrol.

The bill, the Helping Unaccompanied Minors and Alleviating National Emergency (HUMANE) Act, to be introduced Tuesday, expedites an immigration court hearing for minors to within seven days of their Department of Homeland Security screening.

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