H.R. 6368 (112th): Border Security Information Improvement Act of 2012

Sep 10, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Passed House)
Francisco “Quico” Canseco
Representative for Texas's 23rd congressional district
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Last Updated
Sep 20, 2012
4 pages

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 19, 2012 but was never passed by the Senate.

Introduced Sep 10, 2012
Referred to Committee Sep 10, 2012
Passed House Sep 19, 2012
Full Title

To require the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security to provide a joint report to Congress on the Departments' ability to track, investigate and quantify cross-border violence along the Southwest Border and provide recommendations to Congress on how to accurately track, investigate, and quantify cross-border violence.


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9/19/2012--Passed House amended.
Border Security Information Improvement Act of 2012 - Directs the Attorney General and the Secretary of Homeland Security to study and jointly report to specified congressional committees on cross-border violence on the southwest border of the United States.
Requires such study to include:
(1) the definition of cross-border violence used by law enforcement components within the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS);
(2) the ability of DOJ and DHS and their law enforcement components to track, investigate, quantify, and report on such violence;
(3) the extent to which DOJ and DHS define and track cross-border violence and steps being taken to address the effects of such violence along that border;
(4) the information and data on cross-border violence collected and made available through interagency task forces; and
(5) the additional resources needed.

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