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Tuberville, Britt help introduce Secure the Border Act

U.S. Sens. Tommy Tuberville and Katie Britt took part in co-sponsoring legislation last week aimed at increasing border security.

The two senators joined 25 colleagues in introducing the Secure the Border Act, the Senate’s companion bill to the House of Representatives’ H.R. 2.

“The crisis at our southern border gets worse with each passing day under Joe Biden’s watch,” said Tuberville (R-Auburn). “Americans are tired of sending taxpayer dollars to help other countries secure their borders, while leaving the floodgates open at ours. We are losing people every day to fentanyl and other deadly drugs that are pouring across the border. This madness must stop.

“I’m proud to join my Senate colleagues to introduce this legislation, and hope those on the other side of the aisle will help us address this severe national security issue.”

Britt (R-Montgomery), the ranking member of the Homeland Security Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, cited national security and humanitarian concerns.

“The numbers at the southern border continue to shatter records, but President Biden refuses to even acknowledge the problem,” she said. “Vulnerable children, women, and men are dying every day as a result, and hardworking families and communities in every corner of America are suffering.

“We need to enact substantive solutions that will end this national security and humanitarian crisis, not let the Biden Administration continue to facilitate it. I won’t stop fighting to secure the border, combat the flood of fentanyl, support our tremendous law enforcement officers, and cut off the incentives that encourage more people to break the law.”

The new legislation, if passed, would resume construction on the wall at the southern border, tighten asylum standards, criminalize visa overstays, increase the number of Border Patrol Agents, defund non-government organizations receiving tax dollars to help traffic illegal immigrants throughout the country, and prohibit the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from using its app to assist illegal immigrants.

Austen Shipley is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News.

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