McCaul’s bill exacerbates the loss of freedom of border residents

McCaul’s bill exacerbates the loss of freedom of border residents

By Christian Ramirez H.R. 399, the Secure Our Border First Act of 2015, a militarization-only bill that in the words of its author, Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), will allow the Department of Defense “to transfer assets from theatre of war and redeploy them to the Southwest border” passed the House Committee on Homeland Security late […]

Border Communities Reject McCaul’s HR 399

Border Communities Reject McCaul’s HR 399

Bill will turn border communities into theatres of war Southern Border Region: Today, the House Committee on Homeland Security will be marking up H.R. 399, the Secure Our Border First Act of 2015, a militarization-only bill that will direct equipment meant for “theaters of war” to be deployed into southern border communities. H.R. 399, or […]

The Secure our Borders First Act: Impact of HR 399 on our Communities

The Secure our Borders First Act: Impact of HR 399 on our Communities

The Secure our Borders First Act: Impact of HR 399 on our Communities The “Secure Our Borders First Act” was introduced by Rep. McCaul (R-TX) on January 16, 2015. The bill prescribes how Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is to secure the border, enforces penalties if the agency fails to meet the terms of the […]

Messaging for H.R. 399: The Secure Our Borders First Act

Messaging for H.R. 399: The Secure Our Borders First Act

Topline Value Messages H.R. 399 is a militarization only-bill that disproportionately impacts tens of millions of families living in the southern border. Residents who call San Diego, Tucson, Las Cruces, El Paso and Brownsville  home deserve the same rights and the same protections under the law as the rest of our nation. Border communities enjoy […]