Weber Acts to Stopgap Illegal Entry to United States
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) today introduced H.R. 5014, the Illegal Entry Accountability Act of 2014. The legislation would hold Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador accountable for illegal immigration by immediately suspending all U.S. foreign aid to these Central American nations until Congress determines sufficient action is taken to mitigate unlawful U.S.-Mexico border crossings by their respective citizens.
“The recent influx of Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) has become a humanitarian crisis, and has proven that certain laws are working against the United States of America. Texas, a border state, has repeatedly asked for help from the White House to mobilize our National Guard, and there has been no answer from the President or his Administration. Frankly, the Border States have been left hanging to fend for themselves, increasing the health and security risks to our citizens. Thankfully however, under Governor Perry’s leadership, state resources are being used to slow the flow across our borders. Unfortunately, it is still not enough to solve this crisis.
“If the President and his Administration won’t act, then I will. That is precisely why I introduced the Illegal Entry Accountability Act of 2014, which will immediately suspend all U.S. foreign aid to Central American nations (Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador) in an effort to hold our southern neighbors accountable.”