Text: H.R.454 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/11/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 454


To amend the Illegal Immigration and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to complete the required 700-mile southwest border fencing by December 31, 2017, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 11, 2017

Mr. Ross introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Homeland Security


A BILL

To amend the Illegal Immigration and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to complete the required 700-mile southwest border fencing by December 31, 2017, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as “Finish the Fence Act of 2017”.

SEC. 2. Fencing along and operational control of the southwest border.

(a) Fencing.—Paragraph (1) of section 102(b) of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1103 note) is amended—

(1) in subparagraph (A), by inserting “, not later than December 31, 2017,” before “construct”;

(2) by striking subparagraph (B); and

(3) by redesignating subparagraphs (C) and (D) as subparagraphs (B) and (C), respectively.

(b) Operational control.—Subsection (a) of section 2 the Secure Fence Act of 2006 (8 U.S.C. 1701 note; Public Law 109–367) is amended, in the matter preceding paragraph (1)—

(1) by striking “18 months after the date of the enactment of this Act,” and inserting “December 31, 2017,”; and

(2) by inserting “, in consultation with State and local officials along the international border between the United States and Mexico, including border State governors, mayors of border towns and cities, and border sheriffs,” before “shall”.


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