WASHINGTON, February 3, 2021 — United States Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) today introduced two bills to strengthen border security and protection:
The Securing Our Borders and Wilderness Act will close a Wilderness Act loophole which bars border security officials from entering certain designated “wilderness” areas. The loophole has left approximately 96 linear miles of our Southern border free of law enforcement.
The Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act will help ensure the U.S. asylum system is not abused but instead reserved only for persons legitimately fleeing persecution or imminent harm in their home countries. More information on this legislation can be found below.
“America is the most compassionate nation in the world, but our immigration system is broken. Reforming that system is a job for Congress, and any balanced legislative approach has to include measures to strengthen border security,” Johnson said. “These bills will help make our southern border less porous and help ensure that our asylum system is reserved for those truly seeking refuge in America from violence or persecution.”
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