Weber Reintroduces Illegal Entry Accountability Act
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Randy Weber (TX-14) re-introduced H.R. 439, the Illegal Entry Accountability Act of 2015. This legislation would hold Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador accountable for illegal immigration by immediately suspending U.S. foreign aid to these Central American nations, until Congress determines that these countries have taken sufficient action to mitigate unlawful U.S.-Mexico border crossings by their respective citizens.
“The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reported that over 67,000 Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) crossed our border last year. This past June, our border was being flooded with UACs and the Administration was scrambling because they failed to plan for an event like this. Countries in South America are using our current laws against us. When detained, these children require healthcare and social services paid for by our constituents. These failed policies must be stopped once and for all.
“The President has proven he will not act unless he is acting unilaterally and granting executive amnesty. That is precisely why I am re-introducing the Illegal Entry Accountability Act of 2015, 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.”
The Illegal Entry Accountability Act of 2015 will head to the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Original co-sponsors of the bill include: Rep. Renee Ellmers (NC-2), Rep. Mo Brooks (AL-5), Rep. Chabot (OH-1), Rep. Massie (KY-4), Rep. Scott DesJarlais (TN-04), Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36), Rep. Tom Rice (SC-7), Rep. Curt Clawson (FL-19)