Greater Restrictions for South American Migrants Proposed in Senate

The legislation would add to HR-2 policies passed in the House.

Senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Tom Cotton of Arkansas, and James Lankford of Oklahoma have submitted a proposal for legislation that would support tighter migrant restrictions passed by the House. 

The House passed a bill called HR-2 in May that would require asylum seekers to be detained or returned to their countries after they file their asylum claim in the United States, a policy that has little support among the Senate’s majority. However, senators in the minority party are still interested in tailoring HR-2’s language to pass their chamber, including the continuation of Southern border wall construction.

The three senators’ proposal stated, “These solutions, drawn from those found in HR-2, prioritize the concrete and significant policy reforms that are most critical to securing the border.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For members of the Senate as they negotiate migrant reform terms in the legislation.
  • For legislators in both chambers of Congress as they seek consensus on border and national security priorities and funding.

Sources: Reuters, CBS News


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