Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing On Secure And Protect Act Of 2019

(Seneca, SC)—-On Tuesday of this week, U.S. Senator and Seneca native Lindsey Graham led a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding legislation he has introduced in relation to the current asylum laws, which is called The Secure and Protect Act of 2019. During the hearing, Acting Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan testified. 

Senator Graham said that unless the law is changed in two areas, this will never stop. Graham believes that the agreement between President Trump and Mexico will help but it is not an adequate substitute for Congress working together with President Trump to help change the laws. 

Graham said Tuesday that a wall will not fix this problem and the only way a wall will fix the problem, according to Graham, would be for the wall to be built in Mexico to keep those from coming into the United States. 

Graham says that once someone comes into the United States and declares asylum, Graham said “we have a major dysfunctional system.”