FAIR: Senate Immigration Package is Not a Credible or Serious Solution to the Biden Border Crisis

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Dan Stein
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Monday, February 5, 2024
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National Issues
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The following statement was issued by Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), in response to the Senate Working Group’s so-called border security agreement that fails to address the crisis:

(February 5, 2024, Washington, D.C.) The long-awaited ‘border security’ agreement negotiated by the Senate Working Group would bring neither border security nor relief from the unprecedented wave of illegal immigration that began the day President Biden took office, charged the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). Rather, the proposal would ratify ongoing illegal immigration at historically high levels.

“The Senate plan does nothing to end the incentives to illegally immigrate to the United States that have resulted in some 10 million people crossing our borders illegally over the past three years. The proposal does not stop mass catch-and-release or end asylum abuse. Instead, it actually codifies a process to automatically release anyone claiming . . .