Posted BY: | NwoReport
On Thursday, House Representatives debated the Secure the Border Act of 2023 as Title 42 expired at the southern border, which lays out sweeping new requirements and restrictions for securing the southern border.
The bill passed 219-213. Two Republicans, Reps. Thomas Massie and John Duarte voted alongside all Democrat members against the bill.
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The bill was introduced to the House of Representatives on May 2 in anticipation of the flood of illegal immigrants expected in the wake of Title 42, which allowed expulsions due to the pandemic emergency.
The bill calls for the “immediate resumption of border wall construction” no later than seven days after the bill is enacted, using previously set aside funds and materials for its construction.
No, later than 180 days after the bill is enacted, a report shall be submitted to congressional committees that outlines a strategic 5-year technology investment plan for border security, including potential upgrades in security technology, communications equipment, and screening equipment, incorporating in input from the private sector.