Border Security and Congress

From - Pete Hoekstra, the former ranking member on the Intelligence Committee and Congressman Mike McCaul (R-TX), Chairman of the Homeland Security Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, believe that Mexico and the United States must do more to curtail the violence and secure the border. Hoekstra would like to see a fence built with the latest technology possible and then to have "layers upon layers of security behind the fence." McCaul told American Thinker that he was informed that the technology piece would not be fully implemented until 2024. McCaul also introduced legislation that would designate the six Mexican drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations. The proposal would enable prosecutors to levy up to 15 additional years of prison time on each conviction for providing "material support or resources" to the six cartels, and a federal death sentence if deaths resulted from the cartels' actions. This is not without precedent since President Clinton designated the Columbian group, FARC, as a terrorist organization. More News New Mexico


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