Contact: Kristie Eshelman


WASHINGTON, D.C. April 23, 2021 — Yesterday, Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and  Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Representatives Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) and Tony Gonzales (R-TX-23) introduced the bicameral, bipartisan Border Solutions Act of 2021 to address the ongoing humanitarian situation on the southern border. 

“Not only does this bill pose necessary and pragmatic changes advocated by Niskanen for years, but it also demonstrates the ability of lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to work together to advance immigration reform,” said Kristie De Peña, Niskanen’s vice president of policy and director of immigration. “With such broad support, there is no reason to delay enacting this bill,” De Peña concluded.

The Niskanen Center supports the bipartisan solutions included in the bill that expand capacity and enhance processes as an important first step in addressing the immediate needs on the southern border.


The Niskanen Center is a 501(c)(3) advocacy organization established in 2014 to change public policy through direct engagement in the policymaking process.