‘A grave risk to U.S. national security’ if no border bill: Ossoff

(The Center Square) — Warning that “there is a real terrorism threat associated with unlawful entry at the southern border,” a Georgia senator implored lawmakers to pass a border security measure.

“We are considering this week legislation that would fortify our asylum system against exploitation, that would crack down on illegal crossings on the southern border, that would expedite the deportation of those who have entered the United States unlawfully, that would hire a significant number of new border patrol agents and surge enforcement resources to the southern border,” U.S. Sen. Jon Ossoff, D-Georgia, said during a short media briefing Wednesday. “There is a grave risk to our national security if we fail to pass border security legislation this week.”

Ossoff said senators could vote on the measure on Thursday afternoon. When asked by The Center Square whether he favors deporting everyone who has crossed the border illegally,
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