Lawmakers introduced bipartisan legislation aimed at addressing border crisis

A group of Republican and Democratic senators and representatives have filed legislation aimed at addressing the current crisis along our southern border.

The Bipartisan Border Solutions Act was introduced by Senators John Cornyn (R-Tx), Krysten Sinema (D-AZ) and Representatives Henry Cuellar (D-Dist. 28) and Tony Gonzales (R-Dist. 23).

“We got to try something. We cannot just wait here,” said Cuellar.

All four lawmakers agree inaction will only further deepen the crisis on the border.

“Right now the border patrol says right now there are no consequences associated with entering the united states illegally,” said Cornyn.

As KPRC 2 Investigates has shown you, the number of immigrants apprehended along the border has hit a near 20 year high. Border Patrol is overwhelmed.

“We need help today,” said Gonzales.

According to a news release from Cornyn’s office, the proposed legislation calls for several changes to the way cases are handled on the border.