Published Date:  

2013-01-03 05:00

Public Description:  

H.R. 72, the Border Security, Cooperation, and Act Now Drug War Prevention Act of 2013 would allow for emergency deployments of U.S. Border Patrol agents, DEA agents, and ATF agents in states that declare an "international border security emergency." Improvements to border security are also proposed, including new equipment, technology, and vehicles for agents, in order to prevent various forms of crime including crossing into the United States at any location other than an authorized port of entry. Further, grants are provided for local law enforcement near the border to help enforce State and Federal laws generally tied to border security.

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support
Sponsored by:  Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18] in the 113th congress

Bill Number:  

H.R. 72

Chamber:  

House