Bipartisan group of lawmakers to visit southern border

Jul 30, 2014

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer will travel to Texas Thursday evening to learn more about the immigration crisis at the southern border.

A bipartisan group of about ten lawmakers will visit the McAllen Border Patrol Station, Hidalgo Bridge, and Lackland Air Force Base. Fischer says a bill in the Senate would put $3.5 billion toward the border situation.

"I continue to believe that we can’t just throw money at the growing problem that is along our border. We must also include policy reforms that allow the federal government to humanely and quickly return these children to their home countries."

Fischer says she wants to see the situation at the border firsthand and talk with people there. She says lawmakers understand there’s a border crisis, but there’s no consensus about how to deal with it.

Her comments came Wednesday during Fischer’s weekly conference call with Nebraska media.