Published Date:  

2011-03-30 04:00

Public Description:  

H.R.1274, the Keeping the Pledge on Immigration Act, would: provide up to 4,000 additional national guard troops patrolling the southern border; reaffirm language mandating "operational control" of the border as defined in the 2006 Secure Fence Act; provide double and even triple layer fencing by September 30, 2014; organize rapid deployment unites to respond to UAE and radar detection alerts; complete of the automated exit control system by September 30, 2015; and provide additional visa security screening for high risk visas including in-person interviews and data sharing. Furthermore, this legislation includes Rep. Marsha Blackburn's Clear Act (H.R.100) to clarify authority and increase resources for state and local law enforcement (on a voluntary basis) to assist in the enforcement of federal immigration laws.

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support
Sponsored by:  Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39] in the 112th congress

Bill Number:  

H.R. 1274

Chamber:  

House