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    Bill, to put Military on Border Passed in House!!!!

    Troops on the border! We will soon have troops on the border!

    Posted by American Patrol on May 25, 2005
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    To amend title 10, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Defense to assign members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps, under certain circumstances and subject... (Introduced in House)

    HR 1986

    109th CONGRESS

    1st Session

    H. R. 1986

    To amend title 10, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Defense to assign members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps, under certain circumstances and subject to certain conditions, to assist the Department of Homeland Security in the performance of border protection functions.

    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

    April 28, 2005

    Mr. GOODE (for himself, Mr. JONES of North Carolina, Mr. TANCREDO, Mr. SESSIONS, Mr. NORWOOD, Mr. LEWIS of Kentucky, Mr. DUNCAN, Mr. CULBERSON, Mr. DEAL of Georgia, Mrs. CUBIN, Mr. PRICE of Georgia, Mr. SULLIVAN, Mr. FORBES, Mr. KING of Iowa, Mrs. JO ANN DAVIS of Virginia, Mr. HAYES, Mr. BOOZMAN, Mr. SAM JOHNSON of Texas, Mr. SHIMKUS, Ms. FOXX, Mr. GUTKNECHT, Mr. HAYWORTH, Mr. GOODLATTE, Mr. SHUSTER, Mr. WAMP, Mr. GALLEGLY, Mr. GARRETT of New Jersey, Mr. HOSTETTLER, Mr. TAYLOR of North Carolina, Mr. ALEXANDER, Mr. BARRETT of South Carolina, Mr. SENSENBRENNER, Ms. GINNY BROWN-WAITE of Florida, Mr. BRADY of Texas, and Mr. COBLE) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Homeland Security, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

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    A BILL

    To amend title 10, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Defense to assign members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps, under certain circumstances and subject to certain conditions, to assist the Department of Homeland Security in the performance of border protection functions.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

    SECTION 1. ASSIGNMENT OF MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES TO ASSIST BUREAU OF BORDER SECURITY AND BUREAU OF CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY.

    (a) Assignment Authority of Secretary of Defense- Chapter 18 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 374 the following new section:

    `Sec. 374a. Assignment of members to assist border patrol and control

    `(a) Assignment Authorized- Upon submission of a request consistent with subsection ( , the Secretary of Defense may assign members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps to assist--

    `(1) the Bureau of Border Security of the Department of Homeland Security in preventing the entry of terrorists, drug traffickers, and illegal aliens into the United States; and

    `(2) the United States Customs Service of the Department of Homeland Security in the inspection of cargo, vehicles, and aircraft at points of entry into the United States to prevent the entry of weapons of mass destruction, components of weapons of mass destruction, prohibited narcotics or drugs, or other terrorist or drug trafficking items.

    `( Request for Assignment- The assignment of members under subsection (a) may occur only if--

    `(1) the assignment is at the request of the Secretary of Homeland Security; and

    `(2) the request is accompanied by a certification by the Secretary of Homeland Security that the assignment of members pursuant to the request is necessary to respond to a threat to national security posed by the entry into the United States of terrorists, drug traffickers, or illegal aliens.

    `© Training Program Required- The Secretary of Homeland Security and the Secretary of Defense, shall establish a training program to ensure that members receive general instruction regarding issues affecting law enforcement in the border areas in which the members may perform duties under an assignment under subsection (a). A member may not be deployed at a border location pursuant to an assignment under subsection (a) until the member has successfully completed the training program.

    `(d) Conditions of Use- (1) Whenever a member who is assigned under subsection (a) to assist the Bureau of Border Security or the United States Customs Service is performing duties at a border location pursuant to the assignment, a civilian law enforcement officer from the agency concerned shall accompany the member.

    `(2) Nothing in this section shall be construed to--

    `(A) authorize a member assigned under subsection (a) to conduct a search, seizure, or other similar law enforcement activity or to make an arrest; and

    `( supersede section 1385 of title 18 (popularly known as the `Posse Comitatus Act').

    `(e) Establishment of Ongoing Joint Task Forces- (1) The Secretary of Homeland Security may establish ongoing joint task forces if the Secretary of Homeland Security determines that the joint task force, and the assignment of members to the joint task force, is necessary to respond to a threat to national security posed by the entry into the United States of terrorists, drug traffickers, or illegal aliens.

    `(2) If established, the joint task force shall fully comply with the standards as set forth in this section.

    `(f) Notification Requirements- The Secretary of Homeland Security shall provide to the Governor of the State in which members are to be deployed pursuant to an assignment under subsection (a) and to local governments in the deployment area notification of the deployment of the members to assist the Department of Homeland Security under this section and the types of tasks to be performed by the members.

    `(g) Reimbursement Requirement- Section 377 of this title shall apply in the case of members assigned under subsection (a).

    `(h) Termination of Authority- No assignment may be made or continued under subsection (a) after September 30, 2007.'.

    ( Commencement of Training Program- The training program required by subsection ( of section 374a of title 10, United States Code, shall be established as soon as practicable after the date of the enactment of this Act.

    © Clerical Amendment- The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 374 the following new item:

    `374a. Assignment of members to assist border patrol and control.'.
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    Heck yeah, now we need to contact our reps in the senate and let them know that we support this bill. Well its a step and i hope it goes further.

    Acidrain

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    Heck yeah, now we need to contact our reps in the senate and let them know that we support this bill. Well its a step and i hope it goes further.

    Acidrain
    This could be the begining of the end of our problem. GREAT POST, Acidrain.
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    Reminds me of the old days when Army MP's walked the downtown beat with Fayetteville City Officers.
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    AcidRain--when did it pass the House, today?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixx
    Heck yeah, now we need to contact our reps in the senate and let them know that we support this bill. Well its a step and i hope it goes further.

    Acidrain
    This could be the begining of the end of our problem. GREAT POST, Acidrain.
    Well, thank you. I am keeping my fingers crossed, i hope that this is seroius and it isnt turned down in the senate. If it doesnt make it, then we know that they are only interested in protection of countrys border and dont care about thier own.

    Acidrain

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    Here is the Link: http://www.americanpatrol.com/CONGRESS/ ... Goode.html

    This is the link, it looks like in April. Latest Major Action: 5/19/2005 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Cybersecurity.

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    I wont hold my breath. If it doesnt pass, then they will say we tried.....blah blah blah. It should be all over the news.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Judy
    AcidRain--when did it pass the House, today?
    Maybe it was approved by the committe today for consideration of the entire body. I think had the House actually "passed" it today for referal to the Senate, it would be all over the t.v., radio, and net.
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    military on border

    Quote Originally Posted by Acidrain
    Here is the Link: http://www.americanpatrol.com/CONGRESS/ ... Goode.html

    This is the link, it looks like in April. Latest Major Action: 5/19/2005 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Cybersecurity.

    Acidrain
    Darn-the link is closed. Does that mean American Patrol may be wrong?
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    JP -- It will be all over the news If we send it out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Just start sending it to CNN, MSNBC, NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, AP WIRE, Everywhere you can think of. Bill O'Reilly, Lou Dobbs, everyone! I'll do it too. If everyone on here copies it and sends them an email, they'll have to give it coverage!

    It works if you work it ya'll. Let's roll!!!

    I'm depending on you too, Judy!

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