Comprehensive Bills Need to Address Border Crisis
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) says Washington needs to address the southern border crisis like it used to…with bipartisan bills, “In my first few years in the United State Senate, as soon as you heard the word immigration, the word bipartisan came right after it because everything was bipartisan on immigration..”
“If we want to solve the problems we have at our southern border, and they are significant, we have to have an approach that is more comprehensive,” he said.
Sen. Casey adds there was a bipartisan bill passed in the Senate back in 2013, but nothing happened after that, “The border would be secure today if that bill had passed nine years ago. Here’s the problem. We had 68 votes in the senate, totally bipartisan. It went to the house and they never even voted on it.”
In addition, Casey says legislation is also needed to invest in the ports of entry at the southern border, “To not just have order at the border, so there are rules that are in place about what happens to people when they get there and they are treated humanely, but that we can stop the drugs that are coming in cargo. We should be inspecting every piece of cargo at the border, no matter how much it costs, no matter how long it takes.”
You can hear more from Casey’s appearance from WKOK’s On The Mark on this and other topics such as infrastructure in Pennsylvania and mental health on the WKOK.com Podcast Page or wherever you listen to podcasts.