H.R. 1417: Border Security Results Act of 2013
Bill: H.R. 1417, the Border Security Results Act of 2013 | Read the text of the bill.
FAIR’s Summary: H.R.1417 is a limited border bill that requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to develop a border security plan and implement certain metrics to measure border security. House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) introduced H.R.1417 after the GAO revealed that DHS still has no official metric for measuring border security. The language of H.R.1417, however, is virtually identical to portions of the Senate amnesty bill, S.744, and shares many of its flaws. Moreover, the bill is co-sponsored by several senior Democratic Representatives, including Reps. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Bennie Thompson (D-MS), and Henry Cuellar (D-TX).
Sponsor: House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX-10) and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX-18)
Official Description: Border Security Results Act of 2013 — Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to: (1) report, every 180 days, on the state of operational control of the international borders of the United States; and (2) achieve situational awareness of such borders within two years. Read more.
Current Status: Passed out of the House Committee on Homeland Security on May 15, 2013.