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GOP Immigration Bill Previews Priorities if Party Wins House

Feb. 8, 2022, 10:39 PM

House Republicans are pushing broad immigration legislation that would boost resources for border security, offer a path to legal status for some undocumented immigrants, and funnel “restitution” money to a U.S. workforce program.

Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R-Fla.) unveiled the legislation Tuesday with six Republican cosponsors. The bill isn’t expected to gain traction in the Democrat-controlled Congress but provides a preview of potential GOP approaches to immigration policy should the party win either chamber in November.

“Our broken immigration system is fracturing America — economically, morally, socially, and politically,” Salazar said in a statement. “It’s threatening the American Dream and ...