Published Date:  

2006-09-27 04:00

Public Description:  

The bill would penalize any person convicted of constructing or financing a border tunnel with up to 25 years’ imprisonment and anybody who recklessly permits others to construct or use such a tunnel on their land with up to 15 years’ imprisonment; and would penalize any person convicted of using a border tunnel to smuggle aliens (including terrorists and criminals), weapons, drugs, and other illicit goods by a doubling of the sentence for the underlying offense (i.e., up to 50 years’ imprisonment).

A bill to amend chapter 27 of title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the unauthorized construction, financing, or, with reckless disregard, permitting the construction or use on one's land, of a tunnel or subterranean passageway between the United States and another country.

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support
Sponsored by:  Sen. William “Bill” Frist [R-TN, 1995-2006] in the 109th congress

Bill Number:  

S. 3948

Chamber:  

Senate