Joe Raedle / Getty ImagesSen. John Cornyn of Texas speaks to the media on March 26, 2021, in Mission, Texas. (Joe Raedle / Getty Images)
Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas and Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona introduced legislation on Thursday afternoon seeking to bolster the federal government’s response to the surge of illegal migrants at the southern border.
The Bipartisan Border Solutions Act includes provisions aimed at increasing capacity in migrant shelters and resolving asylum claims in a timely manner, Axios reported.
It also seeks to deter the migration of those unlikely to be granted asylum and to protect unaccompanied migrant children.
“We know that this crisis at the border is not a Democratic or Republican problem,” Sinema said Thursday afternoon. “It’s not a new problem. It’s an American problem, and it’s one that we’ve been dealing with in our border states for decades.”
“I’ve seen firsthand