Rosen-Backed Bipartisan Package Would Have Made Historic Investments To Secure The Border And Combat The Fentanyl Crisis, Increase Number Of Family-Based And Employment Visas
WASHINGTON, DC – Today,U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) voted in favor of passing the bipartisan border security deal, which failed to move forward on the Senate floor due to Republican opposition. This bipartisan compromise would have invested more than $20 billion to secure the border, get law enforcement the resources to address the unprecedented flow of migrants, and combat the fentanyl crisis while ensuring an orderly and humane asylum process.
“The crisis at the border is overwhelming law enforcement officers and hurting communities across the country. I voted in favor of a commonsense deal put together by members of both parties to secure the border, keep fentanyl out, and take steps towards fixing our broken immigration system,” said Senator Rosen. “Americans are calling on us to act, but instead of listening to our constituents or Border Patrol agents, extreme Republicans chose to put politics first. Nevadans are sick and tired of Washington politicians treating this issue like it’s a game. I’ll keep pushing my colleagues and working across the aisle to put Nevada communities first by passing a bipartisan border security package.”
Senator Rosen has consistently pushed for commonsense measures to secure the border. She has called on the Biden administration to prioritize additional resources to stop the flow of illicit drugs like fentanyl through ports of entry along the border, pushed for increased resources to support border personnel, and recently voted to advance legislation to provide nearly $14 billion in funding to strengthen border security and humanely process migrants. Following her visit to the border last month, Senator Rosen has helped introduce legislation to help stop the flow of fentanyl.