The House Judiciary Committee approved H.R. 2640, the Border Security and Enhancement Act, by a 23-to-15 margin. The legislation addresses the ongoing border crisis by closing up loopholes that have led to a record-breaking number of apprehensions over the past two years and by requiring employers to use E-Verify.
The legislation would:
- plug the loopholes in our asylum system that are exploited by economic migrants, restoring its integrity and protecting it for legitimate asylum seekers;
- block the administration from continuing its policies of catch-and-release, thus deterring future waves of illegal migrants;
- put a stop to the surges of family units and unaccompanied alien children, protecting them from exploitation and victimization by the cartels and traffickers;
- put teeth into efforts to deter visa overstays;
- rein in the breathtaking and illegal abuse of parole that this administration has been using to create its own immigration system outside of the confines of the Immigration and Nationality Act; and
- fulfill the promise of a lawful workforce with mandatory, nationwide E-Verify, which would shut off the "jobs magnet" for illegal immigration while protecting jobs for American workers.
More details on the hearing coming soon...
Updated: Thu, May 11th 2023 @ 3:23pm EDT