National Security Leaders Urge Lawmakers to Return to the Negotiating Table, Work Together on Border Policy
December 8, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Anna Nix Kumar
Washington — The Council on National Security and Immigration (CNSI) today released a statement urging senators to return to the negotiating table and work toward a border policy agreement that strengthens our national security as part of the supplemental national security funding bill.
“As border security negotiations have stalled, this week the United States experienced a single-day record of 12,000 migrant encounters and apprehensions at our southern border. These recent events and the years of stalemate on immigration policy highlight the urgent need for sensible congressional action.
“Congressional leaders must not walk away from the opportunity to address border security while negotiating the supplemental funding bill, which aims to strengthen our national security at home and abroad. Congress should seize the moment and prioritize policies that modernize our parole and asylum systems, as well as deliver solutions for DACA recipients and Afghan evacuees.
“This is a complex situation, and both Democrats and Republicans need to negotiate in good faith to deliver the solutions that the American public has been demanding for years.”
CNSI leaders are available for interview. Please contact Anna Nix Kumar.