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New House National Security and Border Bill Falls Short

WASHINGTON D.C. — Five Republicans and five Democrats have released a supplemental funding bill in the House that would provide funding for Ukraine and other national security priorities in addition to border- and immigration-related measures.

The Forum has posted an initial summary of the bill.

“We appreciate bipartisan efforts and solutions, but we have significant concerns that this bill would cut off humanitarian protections and place asylum seekers in danger without including workable alternative pathways,” said Jennie Murray, President and CEO of the National Immigration Forum.

“House negotiators would be better served by revisiting border and immigration provisions in the recent Senate bill, which included much-needed funding for border security, communities that are receiving migrants, and the asylum process — bipartisan priorities the new House proposal does not address. The Senate bill sought to modernize the asylum system while also providing solutions for Afghan allies, ‘documented Dreamers,’ and American workforce needs.”

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