Published Date:  

2013-04-09 04:00

Public Description:  

H.R. 1417, the Border Security Results Act of 2013, addresses border security, but does little to guarantee an actual border security results. Rather than require the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to gain control of U.S. Borders, this act merely requires the Secretary to submit a plan to gain operational control of only the southern borders within 5 years. Operational control is met when the DHS determines that it has apprehended and turned back at least 90% of those who try to enter the U.S. illegally. DHS is also required to submit a plan for an entry/exit system (which is already required by law), and can develop an alternate strategy within 2 years if a biometric entry/exit system is not feasible.

NumbersUSA's Position:  


Bill Number:  

H.R. 1417