‘Crucial Progress’: National Security Leaders Support Bipartisan Border Security & Immigration Framework Effort
December 9, 2022
For Immediate Release
CONTACT: Anna Nix Kumar
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Council on National Security and Immigration (CNSI) today released a statement supporting the bipartisan effort to address border security and immigration reform by Senators Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and Kyrsten Sinema (I-Ariz.):
“We are encouraged by the ongoing negotiations and hope that the current framework materializes into a bill that can garner support from both sides of the aisle. As it stands, the framework would represent crucial progress toward securing our border. If senators do not act now, it likely will be months — if not years — before another opportunity to achieve meaningful border security and immigration reforms arises.
“The reported plan would help secure, resource and mandate accountability for our border. It also would address court and green card backlogs and provide many Dreamers a chance to earn eventual citizenship. All of these measures are vital to help solve longstanding border and immigration challenges.
“We look forward to the release of the full bill text and hope that Republicans and Democrats continue to negotiate in good faith to help deliver the much-needed border security and immigration reforms in 2022.”