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FIRST ON FOX: House Republicans, led by Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas., on Friday introduced a bill that would suspend the entry of illegal immigrants into the U. S. -- as Republicans push solutions to the raging crisis at the southern border.
"The Border Safety and Security Act of 2022" would authorize the Homeland Security Secretary to suspend the entry of illegal immigrants into the United States, if he determines it "necessary in order to achieve operational control" of the border.
It would also require the suspension of entry of illegal immigrants if the DHS head cannot detain them as required in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Should the DHS secretary not follow that requirement, it allows state attorneys general to bring legal action against the administration to enforce it.
The 17 lawmakers signed onto the bill include Reps. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., Tom Tiffany, R-Wis., Matt Rosendale, R-Mont., Byron Donalds, R-Fla., and Andy Biggs, R-Ariz.
"Secretary [Alejandro] Mayorkas has been allowing asylum to be the exception that swallows the rules of border security — leading to chaos and crises at our border," Roy said in a statement to Fox News Digital. "Congress needs to step in and require DHS to turn people a... (Read more)