As the nation debates whether the southern border is secure, a Republican member of Congress from Florida has brought forth legislation in hopes to curb entry of undocumented immigrants in the case of a mass influx scenario. Rep. Kat Cammack (R-FL) introduced the Justified Action for Securing Our Nation (JASON) Act.
The legislation is in response to a Border Protection agent known by the name of Jason who has “dealt with the influx of migrants at the southern border for the last 21 months.”
The bill would give the Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas the authority to bar the stop illegal aliens from entering when deemed a surge of apprehensions as well as when a public health emergency has been declared. In addition, due to a failure or a dissolution of a national government in the western hemisphere, or a foreign terror threat, the borders may be closed as well.
"Over the last 21 months, we've experienced a national security, humanitarian, and public health crisis at the southern border. Joe Biden refuses to act on the crisis that he created, Kamala Harris has not visited the border as the so-called 'Border Czar,' and DHS Sec. Mayorkas believes there's no crisis occurring in the first place," said Cammack.
"This bill holds the Secretary accountable by providing him with the authority to shut down the border to protect our national security and deliver relief to the hundreds of CBP agents who are doing their best to hold the line in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas,” she concluded.
Dan Stein, the president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), stated that it’s time to regain control of our border.
"The Biden administration has enabled a surge of illegal immigration at the southern border the likes of which we have never seen before. This has brought dangerous drugs, terrorist threats, and criminal activity into American communities. Now more than ever, we need to suspend entry into the country in order to gain control of our border.”
The bill’s cosponsors include the likes of Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) and Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX).