Rep. Cammack bill would allow DHS to suspend migrant entry during surges, terror threats

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EXCLUSIVE: Rep. Kat Cammack, R-Fla., is introducing legislation that would allow the Department of Homeland Security to block the entry of migrants into the U.S. when certain conditions are met – part of Republican solutions to end the crisis at the southern border.

The “Justified Action for Securing Our Nation” (JASON) Act would give authority to DHS to shut down the entry of “all aliens or any class of aliens” into the U.S. for up to 60 days if conditions are met.

Those factors include a 25% increase in apprehensions in a single month, or a 25% increase in apprehensions in a single week. Conditions would also include a public health emergency like a global pandemic, the failure of a Western Hemisphere government or the presence of an “imminent foreign terror threat to the security of the United States.”

Cammack, in an interview with Fox News Digital, said the bill was named after a Border Patrol agent called Jason who recommended the measures when Cammack was at the border.

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