Dip in Border Crossings Sparks Call for New Legislation

As election season heats up, lawmakers on opposite sides are stating that the reported dip in border crossings is not permanent and that Congress must pass legislation to continue the trend.

On Sunday, CBS’ “Face the Nation” separately interviewed Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Rep. Tony Gonzales, R-Texas, on the topic.

When asked by host Margaret Brennan what was responsible for the decline in border crossings, which still dwarf years in previous administrations, Murphy responded, “It is because of, I think, smart, effective diplomacy between the United States and the Mexican government.”

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