H.R. 5173 (111th): Secure the Border Act of 2010

Apr 28, 2010 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Todd Tiahrt
Representative for Kansas's 4th congressional district
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Apr 28, 2010
6 pages

This bill was introduced on April 28, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Apr 28, 2010
Referred to Committee Apr 28, 2010
Full Title

To provide for certain enhanced border security measures, and for other purposes.


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18 cosponsors (17R, 1D) (show)

House Homeland Security

Border and Maritime Security

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Secure the Border Act of 2010 - Amends the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to require the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to:
(1) construct two layers of reinforced fencing along the entire international land border between the United States and Mexico;
(2) provide for the installation of additional physical barriers, roads, lighting, cameras, and sensors along the entire length of the international border between the United States and Mexico and the United States and Canada; and
(3) complete such work within two years.
Increases the FY2011 budget of the Tunnel Task Force (a joint Immigration and Customs Enforcement [ICE], Customs and Border Patrol [CBP], and Drug Enforcement Administration [DEA] force tasked to pinpoint smuggling tunnels) by 100% above the FY2007 budget.
Directs the Secretary to implement a program to fully integrate and utilize aerial surveillance technologies, including unmanned aerial vehicles, to enhance the security of the international borders between the United States and Mexico and the United States and Canada.

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