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Conservative group urges Republicans, next speaker not to ‘squander’ chance to fix border crisis

A top conservative group is warning Republicans that the next speaker should not “squander” what it sees as an opportunity to push for greater border security and pass a GOP overhaul to solve the migrant crisis — while urging caution on funding requests without policy changes that are tied to assistance to Israel.

The Heritage Foundation is publishing a brief, a copy of which was obtained ahead of publication by Fox News Digital, telling Republicans that an incoming speaker “cannot squander another opportunity to end the Biden border crisis.”

The brief argues that Republicans missed an opportunity to address the border crisis by agreeing to a spending agreement last month that did not include the Secure the Border Act (H.R. 2) — the House Republican signature border and asylum reform.


“Most important, however, the border crisis should not be viewed as a problem that can be solved simply with more taxpayer dollars—a trap that has been laid alongside providing critical financial assistance to Israel,” they warn.

The brief comes just days after the Biden administration announced new border numbers for September — which marks the highest number of monthly encounters and records, meaning FY 23 as a whole saw the most yearly encounters on record.

Adam Shaw is a politics reporter for Fox News Digital, primarily covering immigration and border security.

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