Hoeven Joins Senator Britt in Introducing Border Security Legislation
WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven this week joined Senator Katie Britt (R-Ala.) in introducing legislation aimed at securing the southern border and keeping American communities and families safe. Specifically, the senators introduced:
- A resolution forcing the Biden administration to acknowledge the crisis at the southern border.
- The “Keep Our Communities Safe Act” to end the Obama-Biden catch-and-release policy.
“The Biden administration’s refusal to enforce our laws is incentivizing illegal immigration and creating a human and drug trafficking crisis at the southern border,” said Senator Hoeven. “These bills will help stem the tide of illegal immigration and ensure we secure the border. Border security is national security.”
“There is an unprecedented humanitarian and national security crisis at our southern border,” said Senator Britt. “This is a direct, avoidable result of the Biden Administration’s dangerously weak policies. Hardworking parents across our nation want their children to grow up in safe, strong communities, so that they can reach their full potential and live their American Dream. This legislation would help secure that dream for families in every corner of our country.”
The first provision is a resolution that is a straight-forward acknowledgment that there is a crisis on the southern border. The resolution is cosponsored by Senators John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.), James Risch (R-Idaho), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Eric Schmitt (R-Mo.), and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.).
The second bill, the “Keep Our Communities Safe Act,” will close the Obama-Biden catch-and-release policy that requires the federal government to release illegal aliens into the United States’ interior after detaining them for six months, if no other country accepts them for deportation.
The Keep Our Communities Safe Act is cosponsored by Senators John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.), James Risch (R-Idaho), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Eric Schmitt (R-Mo.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), John Thune (R-S.D.), and Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.).
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