Immigration and Border Security Legislation

Senate Judiciary Chair Lindsey Graham (R-SC) held a news conference to unveil legislation to address the rising number of immigrants… read more

Senate Judiciary Chair Lindsey Graham (R-SC) held a news conference to unveil legislation to address the rising number of immigrants seeking asylum at the U.S. southern border. He said the bill would do four things: require asylum requests in country of origin or Mexico; send back unaccompanied minors from Central America; detain families together for 100 days; and hire 500 new immigration judges. During questions from reporters he said Democrats and Republicans must work together to address the issue. He was joined by U.S. Customs and Border Protection Chief Operating Officer John Sanders, who reported that border agents have apprehended 520,000 immigrants thus far in the 2019 fiscal year. In the previous seven days, he said they had 4,500 arrests per day. close

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  • Lindsey Graham U.S. Senator (Class 2) [R] South Carolina
  • John Sanders Chief Operating Officer U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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Immigration and Border Security Legislation

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Program ID:
460738-1
Category:
News Conference
Format:
Congressional News Conference
Location:
Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 15, 2019 | 11:51am EDT | C-SPAN.org
Last Aired:
May 16, 2019 | 3:43am EDT | C-SPAN 1

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  • May 15, 2019 | 1:15pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 15, 2019 | 3:44pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • May 15, 2019 | 6:44pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 15, 2019 | 11:53pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 16, 2019 | 2:41am EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • May 16, 2019 | 3:43am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 19, 2019 | 10:52am EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
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