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Sinema-Supported Legislation to Secure Our Borders Passes House

Washington, D.C. – The House of Representatives passed the Southwest Border Security Threat Assessment Act of 2016 (H.R. 4482), legislation cosponsored by Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09) to secure our borders and make Arizona safer against foreign criminal organizations. 

“Arizona is ground zero for our federal government’s failure to address the border and fix our broken immigration system,” said Congresswoman Sinema. “The Southwest Border Security Threat Assessment Act is a commonsense, bipartisan solution to make sure the federal government does its job when it comes to securing our borders. Arizona families expect us to put partisan politics aside when it comes to keeping our country safe, and I will continue to work with my colleagues in both parties to strengthen our borders and keep criminal organizations out of Arizona.” 

The Southwest Border Security Threat Assessment Act of 2016, introduced by Congresswoman Martha McSally (AZ-02) and Congressman Earl Carter (GA-01), Congressman Trent Franks (AZ-08), Congressman Paul Gosar (AZ-04), Congressman Michael McCaul (TX-10), Congressman Matt Salmon (AZ-05), Congressman David Schweikert (AZ-06), Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09), Congressman Mark Walker (NC-06) Congressman David Young (IA-03), and Congressman Ryan Zinke (MT-AL), directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to submit to Congress a southwest border threat analysis that details where and how individuals and organizations are seeking to enter the United States unlawfully. It also requires the Chief of the Border Patrol to report every five years on the most serious border threats and assess what Congress can do to improve our security.