Trustee Election
These are the original issues in this subcategory
  • BORDER SECURITY
  • IMMIGRATION
  • EXPIRED VISAS
Winning Issue » BORDER SECURITY


In the past, our porous borders were blamed for the large number of undocumented immigrants in our country. However, due to increased border security and the poor economy, annual apprehensions of people attempting to enter the U.S. illegally have decreased to about 350,000 from more than 1.6 million in 2000. Our border patrol has doubled in size since 2005 and quintupled in size since 1993. Some politicians have suggested doubling again the number of border patrol agents from our current number of 18,500. The cost of this increase is estimated to be about $30 billion over 10 years including salaries, equipment, vehicles and infrastructure improvements. Critics say such an increase is unnecessary considering the recent decrease in unlawful immigration. Currently, we have completed nearly 700 miles of fencing along our northern and southern borders. To secure these borders, the Department of Homeland Security uses unattended ground sensors, truck-mounted and remote video surveillance systems, drones and fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft in an attempt to stem illegal immigration.


Pending Legislation:
H.R.43 - Border Security, Cooperation, and Act Now Drug War Prevention Act of 2015




Options


  • I oppose reforming current border security policy and wish to defeat H.R.43 - Border Security, Cooperation, and Act Now Drug War Prevention Act of 2015, and also wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of either Rep. Paul Ryan or Sen. Mitch McConnell
  • I support providing up to 500 additional Border Patrol agents and law enforcement personnel to patrol and defend the border, combat drug trafficking, and combat smuggling of firearms, explosives, alcohol, and tobacco if the state's governor declares an international border security emergency and requests such agents. Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to increase the number of U.S. Border Patrol helicopters and power boats; establish a fleet of motor vehicles appropriate for use by the Border Patrol; equip such motor vehicles with portable computers with access to law enforcement databases; augment existing radio communication systems in areas in which the Border Patrol operates; and provide Border Patrol agents with global positioning system devices, night vision equipment, high-quality body armor, reliable and effective weapons, and uniforms, and wish to pass H.R.43 - Border Security, Cooperation, and Act Now Drug War Prevention Act of 2015, and also wish to donate resources to either the campaign committees of Rep. Candice Miller (MI) and/or Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee (TX), or to an advocate group currently working with this issue


Winning Option
  • I support providing up to 500 additional Border Patrol agents and law enforcement personnel to patrol and defend the border, combat drug trafficking, and combat smuggling of firearms, explosives, alcohol, and tobacco if the state's governor declares an international border security emergency and requests such agents. Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to increase the number of U.S. Border Patrol helicopters and power boats; establish a fleet of motor vehicles appropriate for use by the Border Patrol; equip such motor vehicles with portable computers with access to law enforcement databases; augment existing radio communication systems in areas in which the Border Patrol operates; and provide Border Patrol agents with global positioning system devices, night vision equipment, high-quality body armor, reliable and effective weapons, and uniforms, and wish to pass H.R.43 - Border Security, Cooperation, and Act Now Drug War Prevention Act of 2015, and also wish to donate resources to either the campaign committees of Rep. Candice Miller (MI) and/or Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee (TX), or to an advocate group currently working with this issue
There has been $0.00 pledged in support of this issue
Trustee Candidates

If elected as a trustee, the campaign committee of Rep. Candice Miller (MI) will be unconditionally awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting her to favorably consider passing H.R.43 - Border Security, Cooperation, and Act Now Drug War Prevention Act of 2015. If more than $1,000 has been pledged, the campaign committee of sponsor Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee (TX) will be unconditionally awarded 10% of these funds.

Legislation: H.R.43 - Border Security, Cooperation, and Act Now Drug War Prevention Act of 2015
Sponsor: Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee, TX
Status (2):
House Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee (Homeland Security Committee)
Chairman: Rep. Candice Miller, MI
House Immigration and Border Subcommittee (Judiciary Committee)
Chiarman: Rep. Trey Gowdy, SC


If elected as a trustee, Let Freedom Ring will be awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting these funds be used to advocate for improved security along our southern border.

Let Freedom Ring is a 501 (c)(4) non-profit, grassroots public-policy organization. Its mission is to promote "Constitutional Government, Economic Freedom and Traditional Values." It says that Let Freedom Ring operates "at the intersection of faith and politics." It states that illegal immigration is out of control and the first priority of the federal government is national security. Let Freedom Ring believes that securing our border is the first step in any serious immigration reform plan. A physical barrier is an essential component of any effort to secure our borders since additional manpower alone cannot do the job. It estimates the cost of a modern border security fence is in line with its national security priority: roughly the cost of 4 B-2 bombers.
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Trustee Election - Opening Date
February 27, 2020
Trustee Election - Closing Date
March 4, 2020