Senator Lindsey Graham says the situation at the southern border is not going to change until our asylum laws do, and he’s now working to address that problem.
He discussed it during a recent appearance on FOX.
From FOX News:
Graham reveals plans to overhaul US asylum laws in effort to halt migration crisis
Sen. Lindsey Graham said on Sunday that he is currently working on a drastic overhaul of the United States’ asylum laws in an effort to deal with the ongoing migration crisis at the country’s southern border with Mexico.
While Graham, R-S.C., agreed with President Trump’s call for more U.S. troops on the border and the need for a physical barrier, he argued that the only way to make real progress in combatting the flow of migrants over the southern border is to change laws regarding how and when the U.S. grants asylum.
If I were the president I’d send military troops to the border as soon as I could in large numbers,” Graham said during an interview on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.” “But we’re never going to stop this by just having walls and troops at the border. We have to change our laws so these people stop coming.”…
“We need to be sending these kids back to Central America where they come from,” he said. “So I’m going to put a legislative package together right after the break. We’re going to mark it up in the Judiciary Committee and we’re going to get on with solving this problem.”
Watch the video below:
Graham has enjoyed renewed popularity in the age of Trump and it’s showing in his fundraising numbers.
The Post and Courier reports:
SC Senator Lindsey Graham has $4.6 million on hand in his 2020 re-election campaign
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham is reporting one of the largest campaign war chests in the country — more than $4.6 million cash on hand for his 2020 re-election.
The close ally of President Donald Trump said he raised more than $2 million in the first three months of this year.
“We are blown away at the record-setting support from thousands of South Carolinians who have stood with Sen. Graham and invested in our campaign,” campaign manager Scott Farmer said in a media release Monday…
“This is the best fundraising quarter that Sen. Graham has ever had, and we couldn’t be more grateful for the incredible generosity of so many people,” Farmer said.
Graham has been a good ally for Trump and conservative donors are rewarding him for it.
Good for him.