Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R, Tenn., has expressed her support for President Trump’s brand-new migration crackdown and revealed she prepares to introduce legislation of her own to deal with the crisis at the southern border.
Trump exposed this week that he plans to transform the migration system to be more merit-based, enabling top priority in some cases for migrants with specialized skills or job offers who speak English.
Blackburn said the existing migration procedures at the border are “unsuitable,” as it’s been revealed that some kids are being recycled to present with grownups as a family unit to improve the opportunities of being enabled into the nation.
” I praise the president for putting something on the table, just as I praise Senator Graham, the chairman of our committee for advancing a bill that will address some of the important things Border Patrol desires to see done,” Blackburn told “America’s Newsroom” hosts on Friday afternoon.
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” Till we protect that southern border and end all the trafficking of drugs and humans and gangs, the sex trafficking, till we do that – every town is a border town and every state is a border state,” she continued.
Blackburn said she believes it’s vital that the departments of Homeland Security and Health and Person Services have better interaction, so both traffickers and trafficked children can be better recognized.
” I’m presenting legislation and working on an information sharing provision between DHS and HHS so we are specific that Health and Person Services and Homeland Security understand the identities of these traffickers and know if they are really associated with a kid and who that child is being turned over to in the United States and what their identity is,” she stated.
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Sometimes, she included, kids come to America and are committed “labor gangs” or street gangs like MS-13
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” Protecting these kids is paramount,” she concluded.