Some Senate Republicans are openly admonishing the Trump administration for its practice of separating families at the border, while GOP leadership is considering whether there’s legislation they can pass to fix the roiling situation along the US southern border.
Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, the second-ranked Republican in the chamber, said a small group of senators are working on legislation to address the child separation issue, with the possibility of having something ready as soon as Tuesday and a vote on it as soon as this week.
“The solution is up to us. If Democrats don’t want to work with us to solve the problem, shame on them,” Cornyn told reporters. “We think we’re coming up with a reasonable way to solve the problem of family separation that’s humane and compassionate but also allows the government to enforce the law.”