GOP Rep. Says Her New Bill Would Bring the Border Under Control — And That’s Why It Won’t Pass This Congress
As a new congresswoman from Arizona during the last surge of migrants at the southwest border, Debbie Lesko was looking for solutions to the humanitarian crisis.
Lesko, who won her seat in a special election in 2018, turned to top U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Department of Homeland Security leaders for advice. Their ideas turned into six bills – “the six bills that they told me they needed the most,” she said.
Ultimately, her efforts went nowhere in the Democrat-controlled House. But with a new crisis at the southwest border – Border Patrol officers apprehended more than 97,000 migrants in February …