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DHS Illicit Cross-Border Tunnel Defense Act

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02/10/2020 Introduced in House Open

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116TH CONGRESS 
2D SESSION H. R. 5828 

To support remediation of illicit cross-border tunnels, and for other purposes. 

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 

FEBRUARY 10, 2020 
Mrs. LESKO (for herself, Ms. TORRES SMALL of New Mexico, and Mrs. 

HARTZLER) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Com-
mittee on Homeland Security 

A BILL 
To support remediation of illicit cross-border tunnels, and 

for other purposes. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-1

tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, 2

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. 3

This Act may be cited as the ‘‘DHS Illicit Cross-Bor-4

der Tunnel Defense Act’’. 5

SEC. 2. COUNTER ILLICIT CROSS-BORDER TUNNEL OPER-6

ATIONS. 7

(a) REPORT ON OPERATIONS.— 8

(1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than one year 9

after the date of the enactment of this Act and an-10

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nually thereafter, the Commissioner of U.S. Customs 1

and Border Protection shall submit to the Com-2

mittee on Homeland Security of the House of Rep-3

resentatives and the Committee on Homeland Secu-4

rity and Governmental Affairs of the Senate a report 5

on operations carried out to identify, breach, assess, 6

and remediate illicit cross-border tunnels, including 7

performance measures. 8

(2) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.— 9

There is authorized to be appropriated $1,000,000 10

for each of fiscal years 2021 and 2022 to carry out 11

remediation operations described in paragraph (1). 12

(b) COUNTER ILLICIT CROSS-BORDER TUNNEL OP-13

ERATIONS STRATEGIC PLAN.— 14

(1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 180 days 15

after the date of the enactment of this Act, the 16

Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protec-17

tion shall develop a strategic plan to address the fol-18

lowing: 19

(A) Risk-based criteria to be used to 20

prioritize the identification, breach, assessment, 21

and remediation of illicit cross-border tunnels. 22

(B) Promote the use of innovative tech-23

nologies to identify, breach, assess, and reme-24

diate illicit cross-border tunnels in a manner 25

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that, among other considerations, reduces the 1

impact of such activities on surrounding com-2

munities. 3

(C) Processes to share relevant illicit cross- 4

border tunnel location, operations, and technical 5

information. 6

(D) Indicators of specific types of illicit 7

cross-border tunnels found in each U.S. Border 8

Patrol sector identified through operations to be 9

periodically disseminated to U.S. Border Patrol 10

sector chiefs to educate field personnel. 11

(E) A counter illicit cross-border tunnel 12

operations resource needs assessment that in-13

cludes consideration of the following: 14

(i) Technology needs. 15

(ii) Staffing needs, including the fol-16

lowing: 17

(I) A position description for 18

counter illicit cross-border tunnel op-19

erations personnel. 20

(II) Any specialized skills re-21

quired of such personnel. 22

(III) The number of such full 23

time personnel, disaggregated by U.S. 24

Border Patrol sector. 25

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(2) REPORT TO CONGRESS ON STRATEGIC 1

PLAN.—Not later than one year after the issuance of 2

the strategic plan required under paragraph (1), the 3

Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protec-4

tion shall submit to the Committee on Homeland Se-5

curity of the House of Representatives and the Com-6

mittee on Homeland Security and Governmental Af-7

fairs of the Senate a report on the implementation 8

of paragraph (1). 9

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Picture Name From Date Type
Debbie Lesko R-AZ 02/10/2020 Sponsor
Xochitl Small D-NM 02/10/2020 Cosponsor
Vicky Hartzler R-MO 02/10/2020 Cosponsor
Date Branch Action
02/12/2020 President Ordered to be Reported (Amended).Action By: Committee on Homeland Security
02/12/2020 President Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.Action By: Committee on Homeland Security
02/10/2020 President Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.Action By: House of Representatives
02/10/2020 President Introduced in HouseAction By: House of Representatives
Summary
There is one summary for H.R.5828. View summaries Shown Here:Introduced in House (02/10/2020) DHS Illicit Cross-Border Tunnel Defense Act This bill directs U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to annually report to Congress on its operations to identify and remediate illicit cross-border tunnels. CBP shall also develop and report to Congress a strategic plan to improve such operations.
Shown Here:Introduced in House (02/10/2020) DHS Illicit Cross-Border Tunnel Defense Act This bill directs U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to annually report to Congress on its operations to identify and remediate illicit cross-border tunnels. CBP shall also develop and report to Congress a strategic plan to improve such operations.
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(2)Authorization of appropriationsThere is authorized to be appropriated $1,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2021 and 2022 to carry out remediation operations described in paragraph (1)

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(2)Report to Congress on strategic planNot later than one year after the issuance of the strategic plan required under paragraph (1), the Commissioner of U

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