Republican Introduces Amendment After Reports of New Migrant Policy

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( – House Homeland Security Committee member August Pfluger, R-Texas, has introduced an amendment that would block any funds that might be allocated to keeping migrants within Texas. This follows recent reports that the Biden administration was considering implementing such a policy, which Pfluger referred to as a “Remain-in-Texas” policy, to deal with the growing pressure that has been put in sanctuary cities because of the influx in migration.

According to a recent Fox News report, the amendment to the Homeland Security Appropriations bill would ensure that no funds are provided to the alleged policy, which was reported last week by the Los Angeles Times. According to the report, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is considering a plan that would not allow illegal immigrant family units to leave Texas and would require them to be monitored through GPS monitoring devices such as ankle bracelets.

The Times reported that families would need to go through the asylum process in order to determine whether or not they would be allowed to stay in the country’s interior. If they are deported, then the proximity to the border would allow for their removal to be faster and easier. As part of the program, the Family Expedited Removal Program would also be expanded to monitor the family units and establish curfews.

In a statement, Pfulger said that the Biden administration started to consider this new policy on the same week that Eric Adams, the mayor of New York City, claimed that the situation at the border and the influx in migration was going to destroy the city. He further pointed out that the cities that have experienced an influx in migration are sanctuary cities.

The DHS has not confirmed whether or not reports of the potential policy are true.

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