Arizona Democrat Sides With Republicans On Program To Quickly Deport Illegal Immigrants At The Border!

Arizona Democrat Sides With Republicans On Program To Quickly Deport Illegal Immigrants At The Border!


The illegal immigrant situation in our country is undeniably a huge problem plaguing our nation.

President Trump knows that, and that’s why he’s so dedicated to solving it during his presidency.

Now, it seems that even some Democrats are breaking with the faces of their party like AOC and Ilham Omar to join forces with Republicans to nix the border crisis once and for all!

One of these Dems is Arizona Senator Krysten Sinema, who is siding with Republicans on an idea for a pilot program that would “quickly identify and deport migrants at the border who are judged not to have a valid asylum claim.”

Take a look at news of this that hit Twitter:

Fox News has more details on Sen. Sinema and the proposed immigration program:

Freshman Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., was one of a number of Democrats to join Republican colleagues this week who called for the implementation of a pilot program that would work to quickly identify and deport migrants at the border who are judged not to have a valid asylum claim.

Sinema, along with Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Doug Jones, D-Ala., joined Republicans in writing to President Trump urging the implementation of Operation Safe Return -- a Department of Homeland Security pilot program that that would focus on quickly identifying, processing and returning family units who do not have valid asylum claims in the U.S.

“Through this program, we expect that we can meet our commitments to humanitarian protections while ensuring proper efficiency, timeliness, order, and fairness in the credible fear screening process,” the letter said. “We also expect that Operation Safe Return will help us examine current process deficiencies, identify required increases in capacity, and understand the drivers of migration.”

The program would allow DHS to remove family units within 15 days who are determined not to meet the criteria of “credible fear” of returning home necessary for an asylum claim. Those who are initially deemed to meet the “credible fear” criteria can often have their asylum cases go on for years.

The pilot program would have Border Patrol conduct interviews with migrants within three days of them being encountered between ports of entry, and have them processed and given a medical exam within four days. The "credible fear" interview shold occur within nine days.

"This pilot program would apply to families who aren't claiming 'credible fear,' which of course is the first threshold in seeking asylum," Sinema told The Arizona Republic. "If someone says 'I left my country because I can't make a living,' (or) 'it's hard to take care of my family' — that's what we call an economic migrant."

The Democrats joined Republican Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., Rob Portman, R-Ohio, James Lankford, R-Okla., John Barrosso, R-Wyo., Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., and John Cornyn, R-Texas, in writing to Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Attorney General William Barr and Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan.

"As sympathetic as I am toward anyone who yearns for the freedom and opportunity that America provides, it is not possible to properly accommodate all who do. Those who enter our country illegally without a valid asylum claim, put themselves and our society at risk," Johnson said in a statement.

"The goal of our policies should be to reduce the overwhelming flow of illegal migration and convert it to a controllable number of legal immigrants. Hopefully, Operation Safe Return will convince Central Americans, that on a bipartisan basis, America will do everything we can to prevent human traffickers from exploiting our laws and abusing immigrants seeking a better life,” he said.

The bipartisan push comes amid a continuing crisis on the southern border, with tens of thousands of migrants being encountered and apprehended at the border each month. The Trump administration has focused its efforts on trying to end “loopholes” in which family units who meet the initial credible fear test are released into the U.S. as cases are processed.

Arizona Republic also had the following to say:

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is pushing for the implementation of a pilot program along the U.S.-Mexico border that aims to more quickly screen and remove migrant families without valid legal claims for asylum in the United States.

Sinema, D-Ariz., joined a bipartisan group with eight other senators who sent a letter Wednesday to acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan describing their proposed program, dubbed "Operation Safe Return." 

They'll have the chance to make their case during a meeting with McAleenan in the coming weeks.

The program would allow the Department of Homeland Security to deport certain migrants within 15 days, according to the letter, and would help alleviate overcrowding at border facilities, Sinema said.

"This pilot program would apply to families who aren't claiming 'credible fear,' which of course is the first threshold in seeking asylum," Sinema told The Arizona Republic. "If someone says 'I left my country because I can't make a living,' (or) 'it's hard to take care of my family' — that's what we call an economic migrant."

Sinema is one of the main architects behind the proposed program, along with Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee.

Sinema said she came up with the idea for the pilot program in response to a meeting with White House and Trump administration officials who she said were focused on changing asylum laws and challenging court rulings like the Flores Settlement Agreement, dictating how the government treats certain migrants.

"I just felt those weren't the right answers," Sinema added. "We wanted to solve the problem. We wanted to protect the asylum process for valid applicants ... and we want to respect the Flores decision."

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