On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives successfully passed a contentious bill on border security along party lines, setting up for a showdown in the U.S. Senate.
As reported by Axios, the bill known as the Secure the Border Act of 2023 passed on Thursday evening with 219 votes in favor and 213 votes against. The bill would re-implement many of the most successful immigration policies of the Trump presidency, cracking down on both legal and illegal immigration by increasing deportations while also reducing asylum access. The bill would also eliminate federal funding for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that aid and abet illegal aliens.
The bill is not expected to pass in the Democrat-controlled Senate, and Joe Biden has already vowed to veto the legislation in the event that it reaches his desk.
Republicans worked on crafting the legislation for months, adding in various provisions to guarantee as much support as possible from their razor-thin majority in the lower chamber. The bill was introduced in response to the coming surge in migration that is expected once the Trump-era policy of Title 42 officially expires.
Massive hordes of illegals have already been gathering at the border ahead of the expiration of Title 42, setting up for a tidal wave of third-world illegals that will dramatically increase an already-disastrous border crisis on Biden’s watch. Border crossings have already reached a daily amount of at least 10,000, with Border Patrol and various border communities completely overwhelmed. Even the largest cities such as New York have found themselves incapable of dealing with so many illegals in recent months, with resources and finances strained by the surges.