House GOP leaders slam Senate’s bipartisan border bill as ‘waste of time’

The top four House Republicans slammed the Senate’s bipartisan border deal in a Monday statement, calling it a “waste of time.”

Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA), Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-LA), Majority Whip Tom Emmer (R-MN), and Republican Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY) collectively urged the Senate to reject the deal and promised it is dead on arrival in the House in any case.

“House Republicans oppose the Senate immigration bill because it fails in every policy area needed to secure our border and would actually incentivize more illegal immigration,” the statement reads.

“Among its many flaws, the bill expands work authorizations for illegal aliens while failing to include critical asylum reforms,” it continues. “Even worse, its language allowing illegals to be ‘released from physical custody’ would effectively endorse the Biden ‘catch and release’
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