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Rosendale Supports Legislation to Curb Illegal Migration at Southern Border

Washington, D.C. – Last week, Representative Matt Rosendale joined 16 Republican colleagues in introducing the “Border Safety and Security Act” to force DHS to control the flow of illegal migration at our southern border and ensure U.S. immigration laws are enforced.

The Border Safety and Security Act would empower the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to turn away illegal migrants at the border if the Secretary of DHS does not have operational control. 

The bill would also require DHS to use this authority when undocumented migrants cannot be detained as required by current law or be placed in a program consistent with Migrant Protection Protocols (“Remain in Mexico”).

"The crisis on the southern border continues to worsen by the day, and DHS agents must be empowered to do their jobs to stem the flow of illegal immigration on our southern border," Representative Rosendale said. "I am proud to be a cosponsor of the 'Border Safety and Security Act,' and I will continue to do everything I can to put pressure on the Biden administration to resolve the border crisis and to gain operational control over the southern border."

Full text of the legislation is available at the link HERE.