Republican Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), one of the most prominent and outspoken backers of President Trump’s agenda, recently called for additional troops at the border in response to the illegal immigrant emergency.
This time, he took it a step further: he wants a new immigration policy and an overhaul of the current laws. As such, Graham is currently in the process of preparing new legislation to TOUGHEN political asylum laws!
“We have to change these laws so people stop coming,” Mr. Graham told Fox News during an appearance on “Sunday Morning Futures.”
“Doing what we are doing is not working … the crisis has to come to an end,” he added.
Conservative voices have praised this new effort:
.@LindseyGrahamSC: “There is a narrative in Central America, that if you can get into America with a minor child, you will never get deported…and we have to change that story line.” – We need new #immigration and #asylum laws now | via @MariaBartiromo https://t.co/9OZJ7ZAmnu
— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) April 14, 2019
The Washington Examiner and the Epoch Times weighed in as well:
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) April 16, 2019
“We have to change our laws so these people stop coming,” says @LindseyGrahamSC.
— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) April 16, 2019
Graham is doing it right. The whole immigration situation is broken. The current laws only help the Liberal Socialist Agenda, not America as a whole.
The wall is strictly damage control; a permanent solution would be to have Congress proactively change the exploitation of asylum, chain migration, and the voter fraud that comes with it. They also need to restore accountability from bordering nations.
President Trump is doing everything he can to start the process, but Republicans like Lindsey Graham and their messages are key if the work is to be completed successfully.
According to Breitbart:
Judiciary chairman Sen. Lindsey Graham says he will push an asylum reform bill that will help block the Central American migration into the United States.
“The president has correctly identified the [migration] crisis at the border, now it’s time to have a legislative solution,” Graham told Fox News on Sunday. “You need to change our laws for this to stop, so I’ll be introducing a package — and hopefully with Democratic support — that will change our asylum laws.”
The bill would end the 20-day “Flores” limit on the detention of migrants with children which was imposed in 2015 by progressive California judges and would end a 2008 law which bars the easy return of children and youths to Central America. The bill will also raise the “Credible Fear” standard so that migrants with weak claims for asylum are not allowed into the United States to file for asylum, he said.
However, Graham also suggested that the Democrats will want something in return.
“The administration is going around Congress talking to Democrats about what they want if we do change the laws, what would they like in return,” Graham said. “I’m going to try to find a compromise here … hopefully, we will get some Democratic support.”
So far, no Democrats have suggested they would agree to reform the Flores decision, the Credible Fear standard, or 2008 ‘TVPRA’ law, partly because those rules have allowed and encouraged the Central American migration into the United States.
Graham said he will draft a fix with President Donald Trump and with Wisconsin Republic Sen. Ron Johnson, who chairs the homeland security committee, and then ask Democrats to craft a compromise. “We’ll try to figure out a deal that will stop this madness.”
However, the compromise suggested by Graham may be a compromise between goals of the Democratic and Republican establishments, not a compromise among the public’s rival goals of ending the inflow and of welcoming migrants.
Establishment leaders in both parties can chart a compromise that would deliver more migrants to serve as cheap workers and future voters. But the divided public would only welcome some migrants — providing the migrants do not hurt Americans’ wages, drive up rents, crowd schools, or spike crime.
Now that President Trump has forced the radical Democrats to put their money where their mouth is by promising to send illegals to sanctuary cities if the problem persists, let’s see if negotiation will actually take place.
If Congress (the Democrats in the House) could do their jobs and quit dragging their feet until this issue gets out of hand, maybe something would get done about immigration.