Amnesty Bill’s Lack of Border Security
Condensed Talking Points
THE SENATE AMNESTY BILL LACKS MEANINGFUL MEASURES TO SECURE THE BORDER
- The Fence: The Senators pushing this amnesty bill continue to promise that we will have a fence on the southern border. In reality, the Senate’s amnesty bill contains no true requirement to build even one foot of the fence.
- Border Security: S. 744 does not secure the border or strengthen national security in any way. The bill would grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants before ever implementing any border security measures. Furthermore, the new Hoeven-Corker amendment gives the Secretary of Homeland Security unilateral discretion to ignore border security measurements and enforcement policies.
- Gives too much discretion to bureaucrats: S.744 leaves in place policies that direct immigration agents to release illegal immigrants the Administration deems “low priority.”
- Opposition from Border Patrol Agents: The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Union and USCIS both strongly oppose this bill because the border would not be secured.