Sinema Signs Johnson Letter Calling For Streamlined Asylum Assessment Process

Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema signed a letter from Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson, Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, to the Trump administration urging it to implement a limited pilot program to streamline the asylum process.

Senators describe the proposal as one that allows authorities to “more quickly, accurately, and fairly determine whether migrants crossing the southern border have a valid claim to stay in the United States, and safely return those who do not to their home countries.”

In a press release, Sinema said she “is committed to fixing the broken immigration system, finding solutions to the crisis at the southern border, and ensuring migrants are treated fairly and humanely.”

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Sinema was joined on the letter by Senators Manchin (D-W.Va.), Jones (D-Ala.), Portman (R-Ohio), Lankford (R-Okla.), Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Enzi (R-Wyo.), and Cornyn (R-Texas).

“We write to urge you to use authorities in use as of June 30, 2019, to implement Operation Safe Return, a pilot program to rapidly, accurately and fairly determine those families who have crossed the southern border that clearly do not have a valid legal claim and safely return them to their home countries. 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,” wrote the Senators.

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  1. Mario Gonzeles ::
    Dont like it here Go To Russia !
    Now am I racist ?

    p.s I am 1st generation here, from Russia *Legally*
    I honour the Great American Flag I am very honored to be here I would do all I can for this Great USA
    I do Pledge My Alliegence to the United States Of America !

    not the koran or mexican flag or the russian flag

    Again am I a Racist Mario ?

    Get over your self and this racist bull crap

  2. Haven’t heard of either Mcsally or Sinnema’s position on Trump’s racists tweets. Trumps racist tweets insulted the majority of Arizona voters regardless of party affiliation. SO WHERE DO THEY STAND????

    • Mario, you need to understand what the words mean before you randomly throw them about. I find these days that those that throw out the racist label do so because they have difficulty intelligently dealing with the facts of the matter. This seems like no exception.

      • Accusations of racism are the last resort for people whose other arguments in opposition lack substance.

    • mario, no insult to this voter – BTW 1st generation, 1st born of a Hispanic mother that attained citizenship years after my birth – hear “legally”

  3. A letter signed doesn’t do anything. What good is a senator if they don’t pass legislation? Doesn’t anyone know how our government works? It’s called passing the buck. When you don’t do your job and you try and give it to someone else to do. It usually happens at work, but in the government? Give me a break!

  4. Betcha McSally doesn’t do squat. Please primary her so we can finally have someone for whom to vote and get rid of the mcCain Stain.

  5. A deliberate little tippy toe to the right so she can tout this when she wants to be re-elected.

  6. Thank you! If only the mainstream media would report on the good work that the majority of our congressional leaders are doing on the hill. I’m so tired of reading about those who aren’t doing diddly Squat.

    • Linda, just who is the ‘mainstream media’? reporting on the ‘good work’ the majority of our congress is doing on the hill – all I seem to see them doing is piling dung on the hilltop

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