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Texas Rep. Chip Roy has introduced a bill in the House of Representatives that would block illegal aliens from entering the United States until the border is under "operational control."

Border Safety and Security Act by Fox News

"'The Border Safety and Security Act' which was first introduced last year and would authorize the Homeland Security Secretary to suspend the entry of illegal immigrants into the United States, if he determines it 'necessary in order to achieve operational control' of the border," reports Fox News.

Additionally, the legislation would mandate the suspension of entry of aliens if DHS cannot properly detain them or place them in effective programs like the Trump-era Migrant Protection Protocols (Remain in Mexico). The bill currently has 49 co-sponsors in the House.

Most importantly, the legislation includes a provision that allows state attorneys general to bring legal action against the DHS and greater administration should they fail to enforce the requirement above.

In a public statement, Rep. Roy reiterated his belief that the only proper way to measure the effectiveness of border policies is "whether [they] will stop the flow of illegal migrants." Roy also accused DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas of "allowing asylum to be the exception that swallows the rules of border security — leading to chaos and crises at our border."

The Congressman concluded:

Congress needs to step in and require DHS to turn people away if the department can't abide by our laws and certify that all aliens claiming asylum are being detained for the adjudication of their claims.

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Updated: Thu, Jan 26th 2023 @ 3:19pm EST