Sinema: Negotiators Reach Deal on Bipartisan Border Security Package

Feb 4, 2024

Sinema and bipartisan Senate negotiators release the strongest border security package in decades to reassert control of the border, end catch and release, enhance security, fix the asylum system, and support border communities

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema, joined by Republican Senator James Lankford (Okla.) and Democratic Senator Chris Murphy (Conn.), released the text of their bipartisan border security package – the strongest border security legislation in decades that reasserts control of the border, ends catch and release, enhances security, fixes the asylum system, and supports border communities.

“There is a crisis at our border, and our bipartisan border security package fixes it. Now, senators must make a decision: pass our package and solve the crisis or accept the status quo, do nothing, and keep playing politics while our system breaks and our communities continue to suffer. I choose to secure the border, protect Arizona border communities, fix our broken system, and finally solve the border crisis,” said Sinema, Chair of the Senate Border Management Subcommittee.

Click HERE to read the bill text, HERE to read a brief summary, HERE to read a section-by-section of the bill, and HERE to view a Myth v. Fact sheet.

Sinema, Lankford, and Murphy’s bipartisan package reasserts control of the border, protects border communities, disrupts the flow of fentanyl into the country, and solves the border crisis by ending catch and release, strengthening our asylum system by delivering determinations efficiently and fairly, enhancing security, and improving the legal immigration system.