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Gonzales, Cornyn, Cuellar Hold Press Conference to Announce Bill Addressing Migrant Influx at Border

April 27, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Tony Gonzales (R-TX-23) last week joined Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) for a virtual press conference to announce the introduction of bipartisan, bicameral legislation to respond to the surge in migrants coming across our southern border. The bill will improve both the capacity to manage migration surges and adjudicate asylum claims in a timely manner, protect unaccompanied migrant children, reduce impact on local communities, ensure migrants are treated fairly and humanely, and ultimately deter those who do not have realistic asylum claims from placing themselves in danger by making the treacherous journey to our southern border.

Watch the full press conference here.

Press Conf

“The current influx of migrants has stretched our law enforcement agents and border communities to a breaking point,” said Congressman Gonzales about the legislation. “To restore order, Congress must enact commonsense measures that relieve the bottlenecks in our immigration system and allow our DHS agents to focus on their national security responsibilities. We must take steps towards creating an immigration system that allows people to safely and legally come to the United States.”