The dual immigration system includes a 14% pay increase for border guards, visa withdrawals.

FIRST ON FOX: Sens. Thom Tillis, RN.C., of the bipartisan immigration system. and Kirsten Sinema, I-Ariz., would provide a 14% pay raise for Border Patrol agents and a number of other measures, including revoking unused work visas, according to the brief.

The framework, which is said to still be taking shape, is the last-ditch effort by Republicans to get an immigration deal through Congress before taking over the House in early January and Health Care Order 42. From 2020, most of the immigrants will be finished — in less than two weeks.

The deal is based on at least $25 billion in funding for border security and more, and a path to citizenship for two million undocumented immigrants protected or eligible by the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). program.

Fox News was one of a number of outlets reporting this week that the proposal would keep Title 42 in place for a year, with metric components for an extension.


A Border Patrol agent interacts with illegal immigrants who entered the United States near Tijuana, Mexico in November.
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Other elements of border security include hiring more Border Patrol agents, as well as raising wages, increasing resources at the border and creating regional processing centers to process asylum claims. It also includes resources for expedited detention, deportation, and removal.

A brief document obtained by Fox details what the plan would include, specifically that it would set a minimum staffing level of 20,500 border guards and increase pay for agents on the front lines. since the border crisis began in early 2021 – by 14 percent.

It also hires an additional 600 employees annually to work at ports of entry for the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO), and will be relied upon more heavily under the proposal. The bill also “invests” in U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) staff, immigration judges and courts — which are lagging behind.

For DACA recipients and DACA-eligible illegal immigrants on the path to citizenship, it limits admission to those who have been in the U.S. since 2018, were younger than 18 when they arrived, and were younger than 38 in 2012.

But the framework also includes a provision for legal immigration to “reclaim” green cards from prior fiscal years. It takes the difference between the number of green cards authorized by Congress and the number actually issued each year, and that number of green cards is automatically available.

This is a rule that has been called for not only by immigrant activist groups, but also by Big Tech-backed groups like, because employment visas have a major impact on tech workers who come from India and China on temporary visas, but face . green card application package. The measure had bipartisan support but failed to pass Congress.

Summary The number of visas to be issued is approximately 200,000.

It’s unclear how much support the bill will gain, especially with the limited time before the new Congress. House Republican leadership has ruled out any form of “amnesty,” and the bill has already faced opposition from Republicans in the Senate. It’s also unclear how many Democrats would agree to border security measures in exchange for a relatively limited path to citizenship — Democrats have sought to grant citizenship to more than 11 million illegal immigrants.

While Republicans have rejected amnesty proposals, Tillis has cited the looming end of Title 42 and the alarming rate of migration, and has argued that a DACA-border security deal would be worth making but calling it an amnesty. refused. .

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“These are people who came to this country as minors and are now doctors, scientists, teachers, hundreds of people serving in the military. I think the American people understand that this is very different from the concept of amnesty,” he said on “America” ​​Thursday. Newsroom.” “It gives them access, and it’s not automatic. They have to work and maintain those highest standards. And for this we will have a closed border and we will close the cartels. It seems to me somehow. worth working on.”

He also warned of a new rise if the 42 titles run out.

“In the last year of the Trump administration, we had about half a million illegal crossings. That’s managed for border control. Now we have over 2 million. If title 42 goes away, that’s 3 million or more.” ‘may be.’

“And the Border Service told me to my face that they are going to lose border control,” he said. “They are already spread thin. This is a crisis that the administration refuses to accept, and we have to address it.

Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC), said he has been in contact with both agencies and is waiting to see the actual text before saying he supports any potential deal. He also said he was looking to introduce the coercive measures needed to end the crisis, including a “catch and release” practice.

“We are looking for real solutions to end the crisis,” he said.

Meanwhile, immigrant advocacy groups have praised the bill’s inclusion of a DACA pathway, though others have warned the move would “undermine” asylum.

Senator Dick Durbin, who authored the original law to protect illegal immigrants to the United States as minors, said in a statement that he “welcomes any good will that is done to allow these deserving individuals access.” to citizenship.

“I have contacted my colleagues and will carefully consider their proposal,” he said. “I am determined to do everything I can to provide a Christmas miracle for Dreamers.”

Immigration fighters were less impressed. Former Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Mark Morgan and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Tom Homan issued statements describing the proposal as nothing more than amnesty covered by “more funding.” Border Patrol.”

“In fact, this proposal will do nothing but encourage more families around the world to hand their children over to the cartels, enrich these bloodthirsty and brutal organizations, and drive even more unaccompanied minors across the border. and further overrunning the already beleaguered Border Patrol,” they said.

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