It has stirred up more than just the senate.
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There’s no easy solution for Senate candidates trying to tackle the immigration crisis at the border and its looming $3.7 billion price tag.
And for both parties, the worsening humanitarian concern has shifted them away from a message on the economy and spending that the GOP had hoped was their upper-hand this election cycle.
Democrats are quick to point fingers at the GOP for blocking immigration reform proposals last year. And the optics of leaving kids languishing at the border — or worse, forcing them back into dangerous situations in their home countries — are particularly damaging as Democrats try to paint the party as indifferent to average voters’ concerns.