Cruz Pushes For House-Passed Bill To Improve Border Security, Tackling Migrant Crisis

By Brooke Mallory| One America News

On Thursday, Senator Ted Cruz spearheaded efforts to get the Senate to approve its own version of a major Republican revamp of asylum procedures and border security that has already passed through the House.

The Secure the Border Act was approved earlier this year by the GOP-led lower chamber, but it will face a more difficult fight in the Democrat-controlled Senate. Ten senators, including GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (D-Ky.), currently support Cruz’s (R-Texas) initiative.

The legislation is the GOP’s take on a comprehensive immigration strategy to address the current problem at the southern border, which has now lasted for a third year despite a lack of agreement between lawmakers from the two parties.