House Republicans have debuted key border security legislation to put an end to the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border as the mass migration phenomenon rolls into year three.
On Monday, House Homeland Security Chairman Mark Green (R-TN) and GOP committee members introduced the Border Reinforcement Act of 2023, a proposal for which Republicans spent two years hammering out the details, particularly in the last three months of meetings with federal law enforcement and nongovernmental organizations during trips to the U.S.-Mexico border and hearings in Washington.
“Following over five million illegal encounters at our Southwest border, a worsening crisis at our Northern and Maritime borders, and the record number of lives lost to fentanyl poisoning across the country, it is clear this administration does not have the operational control it claims,” Green said in a statement.
“Today, this Committee introduced real border security solutions crafted with the insight of those who pay the cost of this crisis every day: frontline Border Patrol agents, their families, local business owners, state and local law enforcement, as well as farmers and ranchers,” Green said. Read more…