Welcome to your weekly Texans for Strong Borders Newsletter. Here is everything you need to know about the fight to end illegal immigration in the state of Texas:
Border Security Bills are Stuck as Deadline Looms
Things have really picked up in the last few weeks of session. We’re finally seeing some bills that would protect our state against illegal immigration and secure the border, but time is short. The following legislation has had a change of passage but needs help getting over the finish line:
Repel the Invasion: HB 20, HB 1600, SCR 23, and SCR 29
Mandate E-Verify: SB 1621
Finish Trump’s Wall: SB 1481
More: HB 5000 – Classifies operating a child-care facility for minors who are in the state illegally as a state jail felony
Texas does not have the option to wait until 2025 to secure Republican majorities in Congress and the White House with the hopes that they might take action. We must act now by taking unprecedented steps to constitutionally declare and repel the invasion at our border, classifying trespass from a foreign country into Texas as a felony, cutting off the jobs magnets by mandating E-Verify, streamlining the process of land acquisition to build the Texas border wall, and going after international NGOs taking advantage of minors and the open Texas border.
Texans for Strong Borders needs your help to get these bills across the finish line. Each has received a committee hearing and most have passed out of committee. The deadline for the Texas house to pass house bills is Thursday, May 11th–less than a week away. Sine Die is less than a month away on May 29th.
Call your Senators and Representatives and tell them you strongly support these pieces of legislation!
Note: HB 20 is our highest priority as an organization and SB 1621 is our highest priority Senate bill.
TFSB Signs Onto Open Letter to Congress in Support of H.R. 2
A coalition of top hawkish immigration groups is offering their support for the House Republican immigration and border security package officially introduced on Tuesday — describing it as a “forceful and serious” response to the ongoing crisis at the southern border.
“The undersigned coalition writes in strong support of H.R. 2, the Secure the Border Act. This flagship package represents the strongest border security and enforcement legislation put forth to date, and fulfills key promises made in the Commitment to America,” the groups write in a letter to congressional leaders.
The groups — which include the Heritage Foundation, NumbersUSA, Citizens for Renewing America, the Claremont Institute, the Federation for American Immigration Reform, Judicial Watch and Texans for Strong Borders — assert that the proposals represent a “common-sense response to the chaos unleashed by the Biden Administration and would prevent further abuse of immigration laws to usher in even more mass illegal immigration.”
“The package sets a strong baseline for conservative border security and enforcement policies for years to come, and with it, the conference has united behind legislation that would secure our sovereignty, security, and well-being.”
The groups have lobbied for a tough package of reforms from the new Republican majority, both during the 2022 campaign and after the party took control of the House. The bill is expected to pass the House, just as the border situation is expected to worsen with the end of Title 42 on May 11th…the full article along with the open letter can be read at our website.
RUSSO: Troops Sent to the Border are Not Tasked with Repelling or Removing Would-Be Illegal Entrants
On Tuesday, Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced it’s request that 1,500 U.S. troops be deployed to the southern border, as the administration is set to end one of its last border controls, known as Title 42, on May 11.
The active-duty troops, DHS officials said, will not be enforcing federal immigration law at the border but instead “will be performing non-law enforcement duties such as ground-based detection and monitoring, data entry, and warehouse support.”
Likewise, pro-American immigration reformers told Breitbart News that Biden’s sending troops to the border will not stem waves of illegal immigration in any way.
“Many members of the public do not understand that troops sent to the border are not tasked with repelling or removing would-be illegal entrants, but only serve in an observe-and-support role,” Texans for Strong Borders President Chris Russo said.
“This is theatrics by the Biden administration and will not prevent a single person from being processed and released into the United States under this administration’s complete disregard for the law,” Russo continued.
The full article can be read at Breitbart.com