Senators Reject Mayorkas’ Demand for Border Money

Thu Nov 9, 2023 AT 10:49 AM EST

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told Congress on Wednesday that he needs $14 billion in border money immediately, but any policy changes must wait until lawmakers are ready to pass a broad immigration bill that includes legalization of illegal immigrants.

Democrats and Republicans told him he was wrong. Senators made clear that they and their constituents want policies to change the trajectory of the worst border chaos in history and funding to increase hiring isn’t enough. 

“We need to see some reforms,” said Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska. “Just putting more money into a broken system doesn’t give people the confidence they need.” Read Full Story

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