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Former President Trump and GOP members, including House Speaker Mike Johnson, have raised concerns about an alleged provision in the bipartisan immigration deal allowing 5,000 daily illegal border crossings. Contrary to these claims, the deal aims to deter illegal entry by eliminating “catch and release” practices. Migrants attempting illegal entry would face immediate detention, and asylum claims would be decided during detention. The 5,000 figure relates to border encounters, not crossings, and provisions allow border closure based on certain thresholds. The bill encourages lawful asylum claims, offers work authorizations, and aims to discourage illegal crossings.

New immigration bill would not allow 5,000 illegal crossings per day, despite what Trump says (

By Donovan Adkisson

Editor in Chief of Tifton Talks | Managing Director of Tifton Media Works, LLC

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