“God, no. I’m not in support of legalizing one person until you’re in control of the border.”
— Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) “introduced a bipartisan immigration bill 43 days ago. But if it came up on the Senate floor today, he wouldn’t support it,” Politico reports.
“More than 1,000 immigrants were apprehended after illegally crossing the border near El Paso, Texas early Wednesday morning,” NBC News reports. “The group of 1,036 is the largest ever encountered by the Border Patrol; the previous record of 424 was set last month.”
“More than a third of Americans say that illegal immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border is at a “crisis,” up 11 percentage points since January as Democrats have grown sharply more concerned about the issue,” according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll. “At the same time, Americans assign a similar level of blame to congressional Democrats and President Trump for the situation, the survey finds, signaling that both political parties face challenges on immigration heading into the 2020 presidential election cycle.”
“Let me just put this in context for the American people. Perhaps the most famous invasion in the history of the world — D-Day — 73,000 American troops landed in the D-Day invasion. We have 76,103, according to my numbers, apprehensions along our southern border last month. We have D-Day every month on our southern border.”
— Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA), quoted by ABC News.
“If we ever close the door to new Americans, our leadership in the world would soon be lost.”