Democrats’ Proposal for U.S.-Mexico Border Talks Includes … Billion-dollar ‘Polar Icebreaker’


Democrats unveiled their proposal for addressing the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border this week, and it includes funding for a new polar icebreaker for the U.S. Coast Guard.

The proposal, unveiled Wednesday at the first meeting of the conference committee to negotiate a bipartisan solution, was presented by Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), and is the Democratic Party’s official position.

Roybal-Allard told the House-Senate Conference Committee on Homeland Security (emphasis added; video from C-SPAN below):

The proposal I’ve presented will be the basis for the House majority position for this conference. Based on a holistic analysis of the country’s most acute vulnerabilities, the proposal is balanced across the mission areas of the Department [of Homeland Security]. It advances a smart and strong border security posture while staying true to our core values as Americans.

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