Rep. Mulvaney Summarizes GOP Border Security Bill

PolitiChicks.comKeeping his South Carolina constitutes in the loop, Representative Mick Mulvaney sent out a summary of the major points in the GOP Border Security Bill. Mulvaney posted the following information on his Facebook page.

“OK…here are the highlights of the border security bill. Hot off the press:

1)Provides new funding for National Guard efforts at the border

2)Amends the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 so all unaccompanied alien children (UACs) are treated the same as Mexicans and Canadians for the purpose of removals. This will expedite processing, as Mexican and Canadian children go through a faster process now

3)UACs who have a “credible fear” of persecution or who have been trafficked must appear before an immigration judge within 14 days of their initial screening and shall be detained until their appearance

4)Includes a “last in, first out” policy that prioritizes the removal of minors that most recently arrived

5)Authorizes additional temporary judges to help address the increase in traffic on the southern border

6)Changes the Immigration and Nationality Act to strengthen the law prohibiting criminals with serious drug related convictions from applying for asylum

TOTAL COST: $694 million (vs. President’s request of $3,700 million). Entirely “offset” by spending reductions in other areas, including foreign aid to the countries involved. No new spending. No new debt.”


Shannon Grady

South Carolina Politichick Shannon Grady came to the staff in late 2013 with experience writing political pieces on US foreign, domestic, and education policy for Shannon has also been a guest commentator on The PonyTail Patriot BlogTalkRadio show. Shannon brings a unique perspective to European politics as she is able to cover events happening across Europe from the heart of the EU, while living in Brussels, Belgium. Her articles include original coverage of the Memorial Day events at Flanders Field, Belgium and the 70th anniversary D-Day events in Normandy, France. Shannon has a BA in History from the University of South Carolina, a Masters from Webster University, and recently finished her doctorate program at Liberty University where she focused on Educational Leadership and Administration. She currently teaches online AP courses in Macro and Micro Economics and AP US history. She is the wife of active duty Army officer LTC Matthew Grady who is currently assigned to NATO in Belgium and the mother of one rambunctious little boy. Follow Shannon on Twitter: @SGPAExPat

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