• December 7, 2021

Tags : border security

Federal Government Tells Border Prosecutors to Adopt “Zero-Tolerance” Policy on

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday ordered federal prosecutors on the southwest border to adopt a “zero tolerance” policy against anyone who enters or attempts to enter the country illegally, a mandate he said “supersedes” any prior directives. “To those who wish to challenge the Trump Administration’s commitment to public safety, national security, and […]Read More

How Donald Trump’s Border Wall Fared in the $1.3 Trillion

After flirting with the prospect of vetoing an omnibus spending bill because it fell short of funding for his proposed border wall, President Donald Trump on Friday eventually gave the go-ahead to the $1.3 trillion measure just hours before a possible government shutdown. Though far short of the billions initially sought for the president’s “big, […]Read More

With Border Arrests Down, Some Question Trump Administration’s Push for

The Department of Homeland Security’s announcement this week that its border enforcement strategy had resulted in a sharp decline in illegal crossings has renewed questions as to why the Trump administration wants even more agents on the southwest border. U.S. Border Patrol agents made 310,531 apprehensions of people trying to cross into the country illegally between ports of entry during […]Read More

Days Later, Cause of Border Patrol Agent’s Death Still Unclear

More than two days after a U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed and another seriously wounded while on patrol in West Texas, exactly what happened to the agents is still unclear. Agent Rogelio Martinez, 36, died Sunday after sustaining severe head and bodily injuries. His partner, who hasn’t been named, is recovering from his injuries and […]Read More

Cornyn, Senate Republicans Introduce Border Security Legislation

WASHINGTON –U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), John Barrasso (R-WY), Ron Johnson (R-WI), and Thom Tillis (R-NC) Thursday introduced the Building America’s Trust Act, legislation that increases resources at our borders, boosts trade through ports of entry, and strengthens enforcement of existing laws. “For too long law enforcement on the front lines haven’t had the tools they need to […]Read More

Video – Cornyn: Funding Bill Beefs Up Border Security, Defense

WASHINGTON  –  Tuesday on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed the bipartisan legislation to fund the government, which includes additional funding for border security and defense, and the importance of free trade agreements to Texas.  Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s remarks are below: “Over the weekend, an agreement was finally reached on a […]Read More

Hurd on the Hill: A Sector by Sector Approach to

The privilege of representing the 23rd Congressional District of Texas is something I do not take lightly, and I work hard each day to ensure that my votes in Washington reflect the views and best interests of my constituents. I represent more than 800 miles of U.S.-Mexico border, more than any other Member of Congress. […]Read More

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