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POINTLESS waste of time: ‘Let me be clear, the Senate Border Bill will NOT receive a vote in the House!’


The text of the border legislation being hammered out between lawmakers and the Biden administration was finally released by Senate negotiators on Sunday and House Republicans have already declared it “dead on arrival.”

The long-awaited bipartisan deal to address the disaster at the U.S.-Mexico border is part of the larger supplemental spending bill that includes billions in aid to Ukraine and Israel. Negotiations with the White House that resulted in the 370-page bill were led by Sens. James Lankford (R-Okla.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Kyrsten Sinema (I-Ariz.).

“The deal includes provisions to raise standards for asylum screening and to process claims faster, ends the practice known as “catch and release,” and provides a new authority to close the border to most migrants when crossings reach a set threshold. It also seeks to make it easier for migrants to get work authorization and eliminate the immigration court backlog,” according to The Hill.

“The full supplemental — which includes funds for the border, Israel and Ukraine aid, and other foreign policy priorities — totals $118 billion, with about $20 billion going to the border component,” The Hill reported.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) called the bill “a monumental step towards strengthening America’s national security abroad and along our borders,” and said he would bring it to the floor this week.

“This is one of the most necessary and important pieces of legislation Congress has put forward in years to ensure America’s future prosperity and security,” he said Sunday.

President Joe Biden pressed lawmakers to pass the bill while jabbing House Republicans who have been less than enthusiastic about it.

“Now we’ve reached an agreement on a bipartisan national security deal that includes the toughest and fairest set of border reforms in decades. I strongly support it,” he said in a statement. “Now, House Republicans have to decide. Do they want to solve the problem? Or do they want to keep playing politics with the border?”

But House Republicans are not budging as Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) promised the bill would be  “dead on arrival” if it gets to the lower chamber of Congress.

“I’m a little confused how it’s worse than they expected when it builds border wall, expands deportation flights, expands ICE officers, border patrol officers, detention beds how it creates a faster process for deportations, clears up a lot of the long-term issues and loopholes that have existed in the asylum law and then gets us an emergency authority that stops the chaos right now on the border,” Lankford said in response when speaking wth reporters.

But the bill which legislation will cost just over $118 billion, and provide 50,000 new visas, according to Fox News, was met with anything but open arms by Republicans who vowed it will not pass the House.

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