H. R. 399: Secure Our Borders

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On January 16, 2015, the H.R. 399: Secure Our Borders First Act of 2015 was a bill proposed by Michael McCaul, a representative for Texas. It was sent to the House or Senate for deliberation. The bill’s purpose is “to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to gain and maintain operational control of the international borders of the United States, and for other purposes,” ("Text of the Secure Our Borders First Act of 2015"). Michael McCaul is the representative for the state of Texas, which is a border state to Mexico. He probably proposed this bill to protect his citizens who live closer to the border who might be in danger from terrorists or drugs. If illegal drugs are brought in to the United States, the economy is affected because all the money that people bought the…show more content…
399 bill is passed independent border security experts would take charge to verify the security of the Southern borders. Also more areas of the border will be covered, and security guards will travel along the line in case one area has a higher risk of people coming over than another. With adding more safety patrols, the bill ensures the addition of fencing, roads, higher technology, and aviation. Overall the main goal is to protect American citizens who live in the Southern border states which include California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas (“Secure Our Borders First Act”). Once the bill is passed and is fully functioning, illegal aliens will fear even trying to attempt to pass the border. This will cause Americans to not fear for their safety anymore, and the government will achieve their main goal which is to protect the citizens. Also, if the bill succeeds, the government might turn to the Northern border states to ensure they are safe as well. This will cause family and friends to know that their loved ones are safe from any outside intruders. Also people won’t have to fear for the protection of their children if they have to move around the country for jobs or for
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