GOP Border Bill Still Includes Controversial Asylum Language

  •  House Republican leaders are planning to bring border legislation to the House floor in May that, if passed, gives the Homeland Security secretary the power to halt all legal asylum claims if DHS deems there to be a crisis at the border.
  • NewsNation partner The Hill reports that the package being proposed brings together two bills: one that includes severe restrictions on asylum-seekers from the Judiciary Committee, and another from the Homeland Committee that would require completing former President Donald Trump’s border wall.
  • Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, confirmed to NewsNation on Thursday the controversial asylum language is included in the bill, although added that he doesn’t think current DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas would use that authority.
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