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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Title(s) as Introduced

Border Visibility and Security Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To ensure operational control of the southwest border, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
03/09/2021Introduced in House

All Actions (4)

Date All Actions
05/18/2021Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
03/09/2021Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/09/2021Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/09/2021Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (19)


Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Homeland Security03/09/2021 Referred to
House Judiciary03/09/2021 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship05/18/2021 Referred to

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Introduced in House (03/09/2021)

Border Visibility and Security Act

This bill directs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to install surveillance technology and take other actions with respect to the U.S.-Mexico border.

DHS shall deploy the most practical and effective technology available to achieve situational awareness and operational control of the border. Such technology may include radar surveillance systems, tunnel detection technology, and unmanned aerial vehicles.

DHS is authorized to waive legal requirements as necessary in order to implement the necessary surveillance technology along the border.

DHS shall also (1) construct a navigable road along at least 700 miles of the southwest border, (2) permanently eradicate certain foliage that grows along the Rio Grande river, and (3) report to Congress a comprehensive strategy about the barriers and technologies needed to secure operational control along the border.

Drug cartel funds that have been criminally forfeited to the U.S. government shall be reserved for security measures along the U.S.-Mexico border.