Thursday saw dozens upon dozens of Republican Texas Representatives present their plan for securing the border. It is designed to decrease the illegal immigration of migrants into the country.
The plan states that Chip Roy and Dan Crenshaw, representatives of the House, will complete the construction of the southern border wall and establish policies to allow federal authorities to release illegal immigrants into the country. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will be able to deport more illegal immigrants and label Mexican cartels terrorist organizations. Customs and Border Protection saw more than 2.3 million migrants cross the southern border in fiscal 2022 and another 230,000 during October.
“Texans are in immediate danger. They were allowed to defend their homes and property against violent criminals as well as deadly cartels. ”
WASHINGTON DC 22 September: Rep. Chip Roy, R.TX, and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R.GA) speak at a news conference about the National Defense Authorization Bill (U.S Capitol), Washington DC, September 22, 2021.
The plan proposes reforms to the asylum process. It mentions that 8.1% of illegal immigrants crossing the southern border in 2014 or 2019 were allowed to stay in the country by DHS. Republicans are looking to create safe third-country arrangements that would require certain countries to receive asylum seekers from certain countries along the migration path of migrants to the U.S.
Republican legislators are trying to end the Biden government’s efforts to limit ICE arrests and deportations when it comes to internal enforcement. In September, ICE was restricted to targets who could threaten national security.
“We will not stand by as the Biden administration pushes terrible policy with total disregard for the state and country are going through.” The lawmakers said that they would change the policy immediately to ensure security for the state and country.
A request for comment from the White House was not immediately returned.