House Passes Bills to Strengthen Border Security, Fight Crime
WASHINGTON - Wisconsin's First District Congressman Paul Ryan today voted in favor of three pieces of legislation to improve border security and prevent dangerous illegal immigrants, including gang members, from exploiting our nation's immigration laws. The House passed these bills - H.R. 4830, the Border Tunnel Prevention Act; H.R. 6094, the Community Protection Act; and H.R. 6095, the Immigration Law Enforcement Act - which await further action in the Senate or, potentially, in House-Senate conference negotiations on future legislation.
"We need to do a better job enforcing our borders, if we are serious about national security," said Ryan. "It's not just a matter of people trying to cross illegally for economic reasons. Insecure borders create an opening for terrorists to enter our country. We also have to protect our communities from criminals and gang members who are here illegally. The bills the House passed are just one part of the solution to our broken immigration system, but they contain necessary improvements to help us secure our borders and communities."
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