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Senate Democrats offer bill to help migrants at border


Added 05-14-19 01:22:01pm EST - “Senate Democrats offered their ante Tuesday to try to solve the border crisis, saying the hundreds of thousands of migrants surging north can be solved with nation-building in Central America and more humanitarian assistance to welcome…” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Senate Democrats offer bill to help migrants at border”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Senate Democrats offered their ante Tuesday to try to solve the border crisis, saying the hundreds of thousands of migrants surging north can be solved with nation-building in Central America and more humanitarian assistance to welcome those that do reach the U.S.

The bill would create new criminal penalties for human smuggling, and try to entice would-be migrants to apply for refugee status from their home region, rather than make the treacherous journey across Mexico.

And it would provide more counseling and wellness services for some illegal immigrants who make the trip anyway.

Led by Sen. Dick Durbin, Democrats billed the legislation as a “major legislative proposal” to answer the new surge of people at the border — though it’s a repeat of a bill they offered in the last Congress, which never gained any traction and which came when the border numbers were far less dramatic.

The legislation does not include more enforcement options, nor does it change the incentives that experts said are drawing illegal immigrant families by the tens of thousands each month, convincing them if they arrive with children they can game the system and gain an illegal foothold here.

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