Presidents Carter, Regan, Bush, Clinton, Bush and Obama have all lamented the situation on our southern border. We have an immigration situation at the U.S.-Mexico border. Why are New Hampshire’s Senators not joining a bipartisan group of other Senators supporting affirmative action on immigration?
The bipartisan group of senators has written a letter urging removal migrants who don’t have a valid asylum claim. We know that depending on what the definition of “is” is; the border situation may actually be a crisis. Other Democrat Senators, Sinema of Ariz., Manchin of W.Va., and Jones of Ala. are signatories of the letter. They are joining efforts with Republican Senators Johnson of Wis., Barrasso of Wyo., and Cornyn of Texas who are also co-signors of the letter.
The group of senators have written to the President, Vice President, acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary, and the Attorney General. Their action is bipartisan. The request is for action within the law. It is a request for action within the budget.
The senators are pressing the president to implement the Operation Safe Return pilot program. The program helps identify and process migrants. It then deports those without valid asylum claims faster. This allows the removal of migrants not meeting asylum’s “credible fear” criteria within 15 days.
The letter reads in part: “Through this program, we expect that we can meet our commitments to humanitarian protections while ensuring proper efficiency, timeliness, order, and fairness in the credible fear screening process. We also expect that Operation Safe Return will help us examine current process deficiencies, identify required increases in capacity, and understand the drivers of migration.”
“This pilot program would apply to families who aren’t claiming ‘credible fear,’ which of course is the first threshold in seeking asylum,” Sinema told The Arizona Republic. She added that if a migrant is leaving their country for the reason of not being able to make a living or if “‘it’s hard to take care of my family’” there, then that’s called an “economic migrant.”
The questions for New Hampshire’s senators are: Why are you not a signatory to the letter? Are you not able to support a bipartisan position? Do you not support the law? Are you opposed to removal of illegal aliens? Securing the border is important: Why are you opposed to doing what needs to be done? Are you for sanctuary? Are you for open borders? How are your positions in New Hampshire’s best interest? What have you done for the people of New Hampshire on immigration? Are you representing the DNC or the people of New Hampshire?