Sen. Graham: Expect a Vote on Asylum/UAC Bill in Two Weeks

Sen. Graham: Expect a Vote on Asylum/UAC Bill in Two Weeks By Susan Jones for CNS News

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, says he supports President Trump’s attempt to force Mexico to stop Central Americans from pouring into the United States.

“President Trump is right to do whatever is necessary to stop the disaster at the border,” Graham told Fox News’s Sean Hannity Monday night.

“It’s not a crisis. It’s a complete disaster. And Mexico can do better. They should do better. And I support the president in any way possible to get Mexico to do better, and I’m going to have a vote on my bill to close the asylum loophole and the unaccompanied minors in two weeks.”

As previously reported, Graham’s bill, The Secure and Protect Act of 2019, would require Central Americans seeking asylum to apply at the U.S. embassy or consulate in their home country or at refugee processing centers within Mexico.

The bill also would allow U.S. authorities to send unaccompanied minors from Central American back to their home country, the same way Mexicans are treated.

It also extends the amount of time that illegal immigrant families with minor children are detained to 100 days. And it allow for the hiring of 500 new immigration judges to reduce the backlog of asylum cases.

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