GOP lawmakers in the Lone Star State have released a Commitment to Secure the Border: a Framework by Texans for Texans. The Lone Star State Republican House delegation unveiled their border framework on Thursday.
Republicans are set to take control of the House in January.
From Fox News:
“As Members of Congress representing Texans and the southern border we commit to the same and offer these solutions to fulfill the goals of the Commitment to America,” the lawmakers say.
The commitments are split up into categories, and based on legislation that has been introduced previously by Texas lawmakers.
The first is a commitment to completing infrastructure at the border — including finishing the Trump-era border wall, which has largely stalled under the Biden administration. They also want to aid Border Patrol recruitment and install 700 miles of roads along the border, while reimbursing Texas for border security expenses.
On the policy side, the lawmakers want to require the U.S. government to turn away all illegal immigrants if they cannot be detained and placed into systems like the “Remain-in-Mexico” policy which kept migrants in Mexico for their hearings.
They also want to see the defunding of all non-governmental organizations that they say encourage “the violation of our border security and related laws.” Additionally, the framework includes the closing of “loopholes” in asylum law in relation to the treatment of minors, and to stop the abuse of the asylum system by those not fleeing persecution.
“Texas is under siege from this invasion every day and our delegation is tired of watching the Biden Administration have ‘more important things to do’ than protect our fellow Texans and Americans from cartels, terrorists, fentanyl traffickers, human traffickers, human smugglers and murderers,” Rep. Chip Roy told Fox News Digital.
“We are committing ourselves to secure our southern border; we will not accept anything less, and this framework outlines what it’s going to take to get the job done,” he continued.
“No one understands or appreciates the widespread social and economic costs of Biden’s unprecedented open border crisis like the people of Texas. It only makes sense for the Texas Delegation to lead the way in using every tool and authority to secure the border, defend our sovereignty, and protect our citizens — and all Americans — from this epic disaster,” said Rep. Jodey Arrington said in a statement.
Roy shared the news on Twitter.
“We are committing ourselves to secure our southern border; we will not accept anything less, and this framework outlines what it’s going to take to get the job done.”
More over at Fox News:
"We are committing ourselves to secure our southern border; we will not accept anything less, and this framework outlines what it's going to take to get the job done”
Today Rep. Roy joined Texas Members of Congress to unveil their border security plan ⬇️https://t.co/Pz413kKPOX
— Rep. Chip Roy Press Office (@RepChipRoy) December 8, 2022