IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
September 9, 2019
Mr. Schumer (for himself, Mr. Leahy, Mrs. Gillibrand, and Mrs. Shaheen) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
To establish a minimum staffing level of U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers along the northern border, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Border Officers Utilization for National Defense Act of 2019 or the
Minimum U.S. Customs and Border Protection staffing along the northern border
Beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act, the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection shall ensure that not fewer than the maximum number of U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers deployed along the international border between the United States and Canada (referred to in this Act as the
northern border) at any time between January 1, 2016 and the date of the enactment of this Act are always deployed along the northern border, including ports of entry along the northern border.
Limitation on transfers
The Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection may not transfer any U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer away from an assignment along the northern border if such transfer would reduce the number of such officers assigned to the northern border below the level required under subsection (a).