Political and Legislative

Democratic Governors Press Congress and President Biden on Migrant Surge

A group of Democratic governors on Tuesday called on congressional leaders and President Biden to reach a deal on a legislative package that would provide “desperately needed” funds to address the migrant surge at the border.

The letter, led by New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D), urged Washington leaders to put aside political considerations to move swiftly to reach a deal on comprehensive border security legislation.

“While political motivations continue to delay the negotiations, our economy, states and localities are bearing the brunt of the shortcomings of the existing immigration system,” read the letter, addressed to Biden, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.).

Read the source article at The Hill

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