Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) claims cartel and human traffickers are “salivating” over the border deal that was released Sunday night.
The $118.2 billion legislative package includes $60 billion to Ukraine, $14.1 billion in security assistance for Israel, and $20.23 billion for operational needs and capabilities at the border and to provide resources for the new border policies, according to CNN.
The deal also raises standards for asylum screening and to process claims faster, ends the practice known as “catch and release,” and gives the president the authority to restrict illegal migrant crossings when it reaches a set threshold.
Boebert called the deal a “‘compromise” between “the cartels, the human traffickers and Alejandro Mayorkas.”
“They are all salivating reading this thing,” Boebert added. “No Republican should support this absolute amnesty monstrosity that fails to actually secure the border.”
Boebert joins a growing list of Republicans to criticize the legislation and vow not to support it after spending months demanding policy changes to address the border crisis.
House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) said the bill is dead on arrival in the House.
“Let me be clear: The Senate Border Bill will NOT receive a vote in the House,” House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-La.) wrote on X/Twitter. “Here’s what the people pushing this ‘deal; aren’t telling you: It accepts 5,000 illegal immigrants a day and gives automatic work permits to asylum recipients—a magnet for more illegal immigration.”
House GOP conference chair Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y) also criticized the bill saying it “further incentivize thousands of illegals to pour in across our borders daily.”