Text: H.R.7332 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (12/19/2018)


115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 7332


To prohibit taxpayer funds from being used to build a wall between Mexico and the United States, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 19, 2018

Ms. Jackson Lee (for herself, Ms. Bass, Ms. Clarke of New York, Ms. Fudge, and Mr. Castro of Texas) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Homeland Security, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To prohibit taxpayer funds from being used to build a wall between Mexico and the United States, 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 the “Protect American Taxpayers and Secure Border Act”.

SEC. 2. Prohibitions and requirements relating to border security.

(a) In general.—No taxpayer funds may be obligated or expended to build a wall or barrier intended to impede travel between Mexico and the United States.

(b) Foreign payment required.—Any wall or barrier described in subsection (a) that is proposed to be built shall be paid for using funds provided by the Government of Mexico.

(c) Securing the southern border.—The Secretary of Homeland Security shall take such actions as may be necessary to secure the southern border by making maximum effective utilization of technology and improved training of U.S. Custom and Border Protection agents and officers.

(d) Increase in immigration judges.—The Attorney General may appoint 100 additional immigration judges in addition to immigration judges currently serving as of the date of the enactment of this Act.

(e) Humanitarian assistance.—The Secretary of Homeland Security shall take such actions as may be necessary to ensure that humanitarian assistance is provided to immigrants, refugees, and other displaced persons who are in need of medical assistance and aid to sustain health and life.