McCarthy: Ending Immigration Crisis Top Priority In GOP Congress

House Republicans released a comprehensive plan to secure southern border in July
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 05:  U.S. House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speaks during his weekly news conference December 5, 2019 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. McCarthy discussed the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said that if the GOP wins back control of Congress, ending the immigration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border would be the first issue of business.
  • “The first thing you’ll see is a bill to control the border first,” McCarthy said. “You’ve got to get control over the border. You’ve had almost 2 million people just this year alone coming across.”
  • House Republicans announced in July a comprehensive plan to secure the southern border if the GOP takes back the House or the Senate.

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