09/18/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/18/2023 16:07
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Thom Tillis recently cosponsored the Secure the Border Act of 2023, legislation that would resume construction on the wall, tighten asylum standards, criminalize visa overstays, increase the number of Border Patrol Agents, and more.
"Once again, we are seeing a dramatic rise in illegal crossings without any serious action by the Biden Administration to finally secure the Southern border," said Senator Tillis. "It is past time for Congress to pass legislation to make permanent fixes that would stop the flow of illegal immigration and end this humanitarian crisis. I am proud to co-sponsor this legislation that provides sensible solutions to secure our border."
Companion legislation (H.R. 2) passed the House of Representatives in May. The Secure the Border Act enacts effective border security solutions, including:
The full text of the Secure the Border Act is available here.