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Home | News | Cornyn chairs hearing to discuss crisis at Southern Border

Cornyn chairs hearing to discuss crisis at Southern Border

WASHINGTON – As Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) held a hearing to highlight the humanitarian and security crisis at the southern border and his new legislation, the HUMANE Act, to address it.

Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s opening remarks are below, and video can be found above.

“The situation unfolding on our southern border is grim. A major increase in unlawful border crossings combined with a drastic shift in migration trends and outdated laws and infrastructure has placed an incredibly great strain on law enforcement, on our legal system, and local border communities.”

“Yet, there are those who still here in Washington choose to ignore the gravity of the situation, or worse, to label it as fake or manufactured.”

“While some may think that the situation is manageable and that time is on our side, I think they’re ignoring reality and I disagree. And I know many of my constituents in Texas feel the same. We’re on the front lines of this, and we’re simply not set up, manned, nor do we have the capacity to absorb this huge wave of human migration coming in all at one time.”

“In response to this worsening situation, last week I, along with my colleague from Laredo, Texas, Congressman Henry Cuellar, a Democrat, introduced the HUMANE Act. The HUMANE Act is, as you can see, a bipartisan, bicameral solution to make the practical necessary reforms to address the loopholes in our laws, ensure that families stay together, and better protect unaccompanied children released from HHS custody. We also adopt several recommendations from the bipartisan DHS Homeland Security Advisory Council, including the establishment of regional processing centers along the border and needed streamlining of processing claims.”

“I urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to work with us to try to solve this problem. We need to quit looking at this through a political lens or wait to try to solve what else is broken and needs to be fixed in our immigration system.”

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Senator John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, is a member of the Senate Finance, Intelligence, and Judiciary Committees.

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9 comments

  1. Where's Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen?

    Way before the Authoritarian dictator fascist racist bigot NAZI Donald Trump created a swamp at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C..
    This worthless do nothing republican politician John Cornyn never gave a damn about the southern border with Mexico. Now it’s getting close to the 2020 presidential elections and all in a sudden there is so much attention about the Mexican border. Yet he stood there and watch the border patrol and ICE put immigrant children inside cages and did absolutely nothing about it. Since he was busy lining his pockets with the Trump Tax Cuts that the NAZI Donald Trump gave all the republicans for Christmas in December 2017.
    Now he is desperately making more than sure that his constituents forget about how he voted just recently to lift sanctions against a Russian oligarch. And that he also voted for his pay raise tax cuts and sides and protects as he covers up for Donald Trump and William Barr.
    He even claims sometimes on the regular news that he once used to live in El Paso! he wan’t to gain attention for his upcoming senate seat in 2020. Then after getting reelected he’ll go back to doing nothing other than protecting and covering up for Donald Trump.
    So much wasted publicity on this worthless politician republican by the name of John Cornyn.
    DO THE RIGHT THING TEXAS! and VOTE OUT JOGN CORNYN in 2020.
    IMPEACH DONALD TRUMP
    TRUMP FOR PRISON IN 2021!

  2. Alberto supports illegal immigrants. Send them to his house. He’ll welcome them especially the children with open arms. lmao.

  3. Where's Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen?

    Mad Mike and Fero PEDORO! these fools are White Nationalist Drifters! Mike claims to have served in the Army and Fero, he served in the Ku Klux Klan as David Duke’s flunky.
    It don’t matter if Cornyn holds on to his senate seat. The republicans will no longer control the senate in 2021. And John Cornyn will feel lonely that he my have a heart attack from old age and being senile.
    Meanwhile Beto O’Rourke will land a cabinet seat in the Biden/Harris administration, my bet would be the Attorney General Position. So he can lock up Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr, William Barr, Jeff Sessions, and
    they can become Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen, Michael Flynn, Julian Assange,Roger Stone, and many other republican criminals. Prison cellmates and pull dates with Ms Jared Kushner!
    Fero talking out of his rear end and chewing bubble ex-lax gum from his rear end! Child protective took his children away for sexual abuse and providing speed crystal meth. Only to find out that they were not his children,he kidnapped them out from a city park playground.
    Mad Mike and Fero the molester are going to La Pinta in 2019!
    LOCK EM UP!

    • Hey Alberto keep on hallucinating or dreaming whichever comes first. Your rants are totally hilarious. Shows how mental you are. Beto won’t make Super Tuesday and will be out on the streets with you going through dumpsters. Beto who? You are already a nobody so need to harp on that fact. lmao.

      BTW – Trump will win re-election by a landslide, Republicans will gain more seats in the Senate maintaining total control and the Democraps will lose the House. You can triple down on your TDS now. But oh wait….you already did. lmao.

    • Beto AG? Delusional much? ROFL. Hey Alberto the only thing Beto O’Dork knows about law is getting a DWI and then trying to hit and run from it. He was born to run!

      You just gave him the title of fake lawyer. We gave him the title of fake Mexican. LMAO.

  4. The Fact Checker

    Mikey, Fero,

    So the lunatic is still at it I see. Once he gets his klan robes of the back line and renews his nambla membership, maybe it will calm him down enough for his sister/wife/cousin/daughter/son spouse thing can sneak his meds into his shine bottle.

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