WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Thursday after the Senate Judiciary Committee passed the Secure and Protect Act of 2019.
“Everyone now admits there is a humanitarian crisis at our southern border. But short of decriminalizing illegal immigration, Democrats don’t seem to want to do anything about it,” Sen. Lee said. “That is why this effort by Sen. Graham to reform the asylum loopholes that are driving this crisis is so important. But given the very narrow nature of this emergency legislation, and the other border security problems it does not address, it should absolutely not be paired with any measures that would make the border crisis worse by extending legal status.”
You can find Chairman Graham’s (R-SC) press release on the legislation here.