The Fine Print
A bipartisan duo of lawmakers from the Lone Star State have joined forces to present a Texas-style solution to the nation’s border crisis.
Sen. John Cornyn, a Republican, and Rep. Henry Cuellar, a Democrat, have introduced legislation aimed at easing what’s been called a humanitarian crisis caused by a wave of unaccompanied Central American children who have flowed into the United States across the Mexican border.
“The cartels, the transnational criminal organizations that smuggle people from Central America into the United States, have figured out this loophole in a 2008 law, which dealt with human trafficking,” Cornyn told “The Fine Print” in an interview.
“This is part of their business model, exploiting this,” Cornyn continued. “So, what we would do is we would treat children that come from Central America the same … as we do now from children that come in from Mexico.”
The pair’s new bill, known as the Humane Act, would speed up the process by which the undocumentedRead More »from The Texas two-step: Bipartisan duo from Lone Star State takes lead to fix border crisis