Border security is one of the most important national security issues that ACT For America is helping to enforce. California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas are not the only border states; due to our open, porous borders, where illegal immigrants can travel into our country, every state is now a border state. From threats of terrorism, to disease, to human trafficking, and the opioid epidemic, securing our borders will help alleviate many of the problems plaguing America. As a sovereign nation, we have every right to enforce our borders and no country has the authority to tell the United States who we have to let enter our country.
Representative Bob Goodlatte introduced the Securing America's Future Act of 2018 (H.R.4760), which partly addresses securing the border. The legislation transfers authority for strengthening the Southern border from the Department of Justice to the Department of Homeland Security. In addition, the bill provides for more border security personnel and authorizes National Guard border security activities, as well as appropriations for border barriers.