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FIRST ON FOX: House Republicans, led by Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas., on Friday introduced a bill that would suspend the entry of illegal immigrants into the U.S. — as Republicans push solutions to the raging crisis at the southern border.
“The Border Safety and Security Act of 2022” would authorize the Homeland Security Secretary to suspend the entry of illegal immigrants into the United States, if he determines it “necessary in order to achieve operational control” of the border.
Sept. 22, 2021: : Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX), joined by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), speaks at a news conference about the National Defense Authorization Bill at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images) (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)
It would also require the suspension of entry of illegal immigrants if the DHS head cannot detain them as required in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Should the DHS secretary not follow that requirement, it allows state attorneys general to bring legal action against the administration to enforce it.
The 17 lawmakers signed onto