“My bill would codify the right of every state along the U.S.-Mexico border to defend its own territory. If Joe Biden refuses to take action, let the states get the job done.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator JD Vance (R-OH) introduced the State Border Security Act, which would prevent federal agents from dismantling barbed wire or other fencing erected by state governments within 25 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border. The introduction of this legislation follows a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision which empowered the Biden administration to continue dismantling border barriers constructed by the State of Texas.
“The Supreme Court gave Joe Biden a green light to cut down barriers put in place by the State of Texas,” said Senator Vance. “My bill would codify the right of every state along the U.S.-Mexico border to defend its own territory. If Joe Biden refuses to take action, let the states get the job done.”
The legislation contains an exception for protective fencing constructed with the intention of facilitating, rather than deterring, illegal immigration, and would allow the Attorney General to seek injunctive relief if clear evidence demonstrates a state government constructed protective fencing with the intention of facilitating illegal immigration.
Read the legislation here and below: