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Carter, Malliotakis Introduce Legislation to Prohibit Migrant Shelters on U.S. Military Bases

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Today, Congressman John Carter (TX-31) and Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis (NY-11) introduced legislation to prevent migrants from being housed on military bases located in the United States by prohibiting the use of federal funds to facilitate such shelter. The legislation comes after blue state governors have requested President Biden house illegal migrants on military bases.

Carter's Secure the Border Act Passes House

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Representative John Carter (TX-31) released the following statement after his co-authored bill, H.R. 2 the Secure the Border Act, passed the House.   "Today, Republicans stepped up to do what President Biden and the Democrats have refused to do; secure the border. For far too long, cartels have manipulated our nation's immigration laws to make billions peddling drugs and human…

Carter's Protection of Children Act Included in Historic Border Security Legislation

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Representative John Carter’s (TX-31) Protection of Children Act will be voted on tomorrow as part of H.R. 2, the Secure the Border Act. The Protection of Children Act, title V of the Secure the Border Act, ensures that vulnerable children are protected from human trafficking and exploitation by expediently returning unaccompanied alien children to family members in their home country if…

Carter, Texas Delegation Unveil Border Security Plan Ahead of Republican Takeover of the House

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Representative John Carter (TX-31) joined the Texas Delegation in unveiling a comprehensive border security strategy ahead of Republicans taking the majority in the House. The plan, a culmination of several pieces of legislation developed from members of the Texas delegation, will complete physical infrastructure, improve border enforcement, end asylum loopholes, and target cartels. Representative Carter's Updated Standards for Asylum (USA) Act, which would punish fraudulent asylum claims with a fine and up to 10 years of prison, is included in the plan.

Rep. Carter Introduces the USA Act

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(Washington, DC) - Congressman John Carter (TX-31) introduced the Updated Standards for Asylum (USA) Act to combat fraudulent asylum claims today. The USA Act will strengthen the credible fear standard for asylum, implement a no-return condition, and establish criminal punishment for fraudulent asylum claims.   "From the moment President Biden took office, he's been playing…

Carter Strengthens ID Laws Against Illegal Immigrants

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(Washington, DC)- Representative John Carter (TX-31) joined his colleagues in cosponsoring the Airline Passenger Identification Act, which prohibits the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) from accepting arrest warrants and other immigration documents as identification at airport security. Under President Biden's immigration policies, illegal immigrants have been allowed to…

Carter Introduces Resist Executive Amnesty on Defense Installations Act

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Yesterday, Representative John Carter (R-TX-31) introduced H.R. 2871, the Resist Executive Amnesty on Defense Installations (READI) Act, in the House. If enacted, the READI Act will completely prohibit the housing of illegal immigrants on any military installation within the United States. In fiscal year 2017, Representative Carter included language in the National Defense Authorization Act that prevents the housing of illegal aliens on military installations unless the Department of Defense certifies to Congress that their presence will not impact the readiness of the service members stationed there.

Congressmen say no to housing illegal migrants on fort Hood

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The two congressmen who represent Fort Hood within their districts said Tuesday that they would not sign off on migrants who have entered the country illegally being housed at the Army installation. In a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services Norris Cochran, U.S. Reps. Roger Williams, R-Austin, and John Carter, R-Round Rock,…

Carter Secures Victories for Central Texas in Funding Package

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Today, Congressman John Carter (TX-31) released the follow statement after the House passed both FY20 Consolidated Appropriations bills. These bills provide substantial investments for Ft. Hood, provide a pay raise for soldiers, prioritize national security, direct resources to school safety and support veterans.

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