Heller Works to Enhance Border Security, Enforce Federal Immigration Laws
Dean Heller cosponsors bill to help secure the country’s borders, increase public safety, and enforce federal immigration laws.
“While we are a nation of immigrants, we are also a nation of laws. Any type of immigration reform must start with securing our borders as well as prioritizing interior enforcement. I am proud to partner with Senator Cornyn on this legislation and believe it takes an important step forward to reforming our nation’s broken immigration system as well keeping our communities safe.”
— Dean Heller
Building America’s Trust Act (S. 1757) is legislation Dean Heller is cosponsoring to secure the country’s borders, increase public safety, and enforce federal immigration laws.
The proposal boosts resources for law enforcement to fight crimes like drug trafficking and smuggling and increases the number of Border Patrol officers. It also addresses visa overstays and increases visa security for foreigners seeking to enter the U.S.
Another element of the bill, is that it holds sanctuary cities accountable by restricting federal funds for jurisdictions that fail to comply with federal immigration laws. Also included in the proposal is Kate’s Law, a bill Heller cosponsored, which increases penalties for known criminals who repeatedly enter the country illegally.
The Building America’s Trust Act has been endorsed by several groups, including the National Border Patrol Council, Federal Law Enforcement Officers Coalition, Southwestern Border Sheriff’s Coalition, National Sheriff’s Association, and National Association of Police Organizations.