H.R.3548 - Border Security for America Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10] (Introduced 07/28/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Homeland Security; Armed Services; Foreign Affairs; Natural Resources; Agriculture; Transportation and Infrastructure; Ways and Means; Oversight and Government Reform|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 115-505|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/23/2018 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 471. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.3548 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/28/2017)
Border Security for America Act of 2017
This bill directs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to: (1) construct and operate infrastructure and technology to deter and detect illegal border activity in high traffic areas, (2) deploy the most practical and effective technology to achieve situational awareness and operational control of the border, (3) deploy additional capabilities to specified border sectors or regions, (4) submit a plan for evaluating and using independent verification and validation resources for border security technology, (5) establish a National Border Security Advisory Committee, (6) submit a southern border threat analysis, (7) implement the Border Security Deployment Program, (8) establish a biometric exit data system, (9) submit a southern border threat analysis, and (10) begin eradicating the carrizo cane plant and any salt cedar along the Rio Grande River.
The bill provides for: (1) U.S. Border Patrol personnel increases and infrastructure improvements, including forward base upgrades along the southern border; and (2) National Guard and Department of Defense border assistance.
The bill: (1) prohibits federal agency restrictions on U.S. Customs and Border Protection activities on federal land within 100 miles of the border, (2) requires increases in immigration and law enforcement personnel and agricultural specialists, (3) authorizes appropriations for specified immigration purposes, and (4) requires electronic passport screening and biometric matching at airports of entry.
The Anti-Border Corruption Act of 2010 is amended to provide for hiring flexibility.
Operation Stonegarden is established as a DHS program to provide border security grants.
This bill authorizes DHS to construct new ports of entry along the northern and southern borders.