WASHINGTON, D.C. — This afternoon the National Immigration Forum published its summary of border security and asylum reforms in the Senate bill that was introduced Sunday.
At the same time, the prospects for the bill seem to have dimmed.
“We hope that reports of this bill’s death are premature,” said Jennie Murray, President and CEO of the National Immigration Forum. “Although it has its shortcomings, the bill represents a promising effort from Republicans and Democrats to work together on serious border and immigration challenges. On the whole, we support its passage.
“Americans strongly support solutions, and not just for the border. Clearly, we need more resources for the border and communities that are welcoming migrants. We also need asylum reforms, alternate legal pathways, and broader reforms to address immigrants already here and contributing to our businesses, schools and economy. That includes resettled Afghans, Dreamers and TPS holders, and the farm workforce.
“The road may yet be long, but this bill must be a beginning, not an end.”