House Republicans pass border bill limiting asylum protections

Posted on AllSides May 12th, 2023
From The Center
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House Republicans on Thursday passed their long-promised border crackdown, voting to finish former President Trump’s border wall and severely restrict access to asylum the same day President Biden is set to lift the use of Title 42.

H.R. 2 — originally designed to be one of the first major pieces of legislation passed under the new Republican majority — was approved with a 219-213 vote, a day after wrangling over relatively minor sections of the bill briefly delayed its advancement.

Beyond building the wall, the legislation greatly increases the hiring of border agents and seeks...

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