Increasing the number of immigration judges would reduce the backlog by 2025, a step that would strengthen the U.S. immigration system’s enforcement.
With Reps. Will Hurd (R-TX) and Pete Aguilar (D-CA) introducing their USA Act compromise with 50 bipartisan co-sponsors and news that the Senate bipartisan negotiating group may release their own proposal, it is clear that many in Congress recognize that time is short to solve the DACA problem.
This bill represents a pragmatic solution that provides a permanent status for the DREAMers and additional efforts to secure the border and reduce future illegal immigration
BPC President Jason Grumet statement on the “Secure Miles with All Resources and Technology Act,” or SMART Act.
Reps. Will Hurd (R-TX) and Beto O’Rourke (D-TX), who hail from neighboring Texas border districts, struck out on a cross-country road trip from San Antonio to Washington.
The award recognizes leaders who demonstrate political courage and exceptional leadership throughout their careers, even in the most partisan of times.