Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) joined Maria Bartiromo on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” where he announced that he is drafting new legislation to fix the immigration laws.
This comes as Democrats in Congress have failed to solve any of the immigration problems and Graham, along with the President, is fed up.
The President said on Friday, “Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to change our very dangerous immigration laws, we are indeed, as reported, giving strong considerations to placing Illegal Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities”.
He added, “only The Radical Left always seems to have an Open Borders, Open Arms policy – so this should make them very happy!”
Sen. Graham, like many others, wants to help the solution as 1 million apprehensions are expected this year.
“Three weeks ago the Democrats were saying this was a manufactured crisis, now they don’t want these folks dropped off in Oakland or San Francisco. So, the good news for the country is that both parties see this as a real crisis. If I were the President, I’d send military troops to the border as soon as I could in large numbers, but we are never going to stop this by having walls and troops at the border. We have to change our laws so these people will stop coming.” Graham said. (Continued Below)
“There’s a narrative in Central America that if you can get to America with a minor child, you will never get deported. We have to change that storyline.” He urged.
Graham plans to put together proposals to change the law.
“I’m tired of talking about this problem, I want to fix it. I think all Americans should want both parties to fix this problem. The president has correctly identified the crisis at the border, now it’s time to have a legislative solution.” He said. (Continued Below)
Graham announced that he will be introducing a package that will change the asylum laws. “90% of people that apply for asylum never make it so the standard needs to change.” Graham continued.
He noted, “We have a court decision called the ‘Flores Decision’ that says you can only hold a minor child 20 days. If a family comes here with a minor child, we release the entire family after 20 days, [because] we don’t have bed space, so we need to change that decision. And also, we have a cork in our law that if you’re from Central America you cannot be sent back home as a minor child, because of a law in the books that prohibits sending children back from non contiguous countries.”
The only place we can send a child back to is Mexico and Canada. “We need to be sending these kids back to Central America where they come from.” He recommended.
“So I’m going to put a legislative package together right after the break. We’re gonna mark it up in the Judiciary Committee and we’re gonna get on with solving this problem.” He stated.
Graham said what we are doing is not working and the crises has to come to an end. “The only way to bring it to an end is to change our laws and I will be introducing a package to change the laws that attract so many illegal immigrants from Central America, and hopefully we will get some Democratic support.” (Video Below)
The three main issues that Graham is going to try and fix include: The Flores Decision, Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act, (TVPRA), and the asylum standards.