H.R. 770 (112th): Border Enforcement Security Task Force Act of 2011

Introduced:
Feb 17, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Henry Cuellar
Representative for Texas's 28th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Feb 17, 2011
Length
7 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 915 (Related)
Jaime Zapata Border Enforcement Security Task Force Act

Signed by the President
Dec 07, 2012

 
Status

This bill was introduced on February 17, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Feb 17, 2011
Referred to Committee Feb 17, 2011
 
Full Title

To establish a Border Enforcement Security Task Force program to enhance border security by fostering coordinated efforts among Federal, State, and local border and law enforcement officials to protect United States border cities and communities from trans-national crime, including violence associated with drug trafficking, arms smuggling, illegal alien trafficking and smuggling, violence, and kidnapping along and across the international borders of the United States, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
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Committees

House Homeland Security

Border and Maritime Security

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Library of Congress Summary

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2/17/2011--Introduced.
Border Enforcement Security Task Force Act of 2011 - Establishes in United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) a Border Enforcement Security Task Force (BEST) program to enhance border security by addressing and reducing border security threats and violence by:
(1) facilitating collaboration among federal, state, local, tribal, and foreign law enforcement agencies to execute coordinated activities in furtherance of border security and homeland security; and
(2) enhancing information-sharing among such agencies.
Authorizes the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS), acting through the Assistant Secretary for ICE, to establish BEST units after considering:
(1) whether the area where the unit would be established is significantly impacted by cross-border threats;
(2) the availability of federal, state, local, tribal, and foreign law enforcement resources to participate in the unit; and
(3) the extent to which border security threats are having a significant harmful impact in the area and in other jurisdictions.
Authorizes the Secretary, in order to provide federal assistance to the area so designated, to:
(1) obligate such sums as are appropriated for the BEST program;
(2) direct the assignment of federal personnel to that program; and
(3) take other actions to assist state, local, tribal, and foreign jurisdictions to participate.
Directs the Secretary to report on the effectiveness of the program in enhancing border security and reducing the drug trafficking, arms smuggling, illegal alien trafficking and smuggling, violence, and kidnapping along and across U.S. borders.

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