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Democrats revive border security bill before election

Democrats revive border security bill before election

The bill is the strictest in a long time, but it probably won’t achieve even a simple majority, much less the 60 votes needed for approval. Voter concerns.

Courtesy: Sydney Morning Herald

The United States Senate Democrats yes They will try this week to relaunch a border security bill rejected by Republicans. While the party of president joe biden seeks to prevail on that key electoral issue.

The ePolls repeatedly noted illegal immigration as a top concern of voters ahead of the November presidential rematch between Biden and his Republican predecessor Donald Trump. Right now Illegal crossings from Mexico are at historic highs.

The Border Security Bill

In a letter sent to senators over the weekend, leader of the Democratic majority, Chuck Schumersaid he would resubmit the border law, negotiated for months by a Republican, a Democrat and an independent.

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The measure was supported by Democrats but blocked by Republicans in February.

The measure was supported by Democrats but blocked by Republicans in February.

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The measure was supported by Democrats but blocked by Republicans in Februaryamid opposition from former President Trump, who made the border a central campaign issue.

“Already in January, The former president urged congressional Republicans to kill the bipartisan bill, proudly telling the world, ‘blame me,'” Schumer said. “The American people cannot afford to play partisan blame games. “He wants bipartisan action to secure our border,” he added.

The reactivation of the bill for the next presidential elections

The Republicans consider that the reactivation of the bill It is a political exercise aimed at boost Democrats in a close election and divert attention from Biden’s record on the border, which registered a record of illegal entries at the end of last year.

Schumer faces a razor-thin majority of 51-49, with 10 Republicans and 23 Democrats running for re-election in November and its five most vulnerable members in seats where immigration is one of the main issues. He bill is the strictest in a long time, but it probably will not achieve even a simple majority, much less the 60 votes necessary for its approval.

Schumer acknowledged that not all Democrats will support the law, as Hispanic members and a handful of progressives are expected to join all Republicans in voting against it.

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