South Carolina General Assembly
125th Session, 2023-2024

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H. 4693


House Resolution
Sponsors: Reps. S. Jones, Magnuson, Nutt and Beach
Document Path: LC-0334HDB-HDB24.docx

Introduced in the House on January 9, 2024
Currently residing in the House

Summary: Secure the border


Date Body Action Description with journal page number
12/14/2023 House Prefiled
12/14/2023 House Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions
1/9/2024 House Introduced (House Journal-page 51)
1/9/2024 House Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions (House Journal-page 51)
3/20/2024 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Beach

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to memorialize the united states congress to enact h.r. 2 or similar legislation to secure this nation's borders.


Whereas, the unauthorized immigrant population in the United States reached approximately 10.5 million in 2021 according to some estimates, which represents an increase from 2019, and is approximately the same as 2017.


Whereas, monthly migrant encounters both nationwide and at the southwest border began reaching historic highs in March of 2021, with 192,025 encounters reported nationwide and 173,277 reported at the southwest land border. As recently as September of 2023, these numbers continued to climb with 341,392 encounters reported nationwide and 269,735 reported at the southwest land border; and


Whereas, congressional legislation known as the "Secure the Border Act of 2023," H.R. 2, has been introduced which seeks to remedy these and other issues by, among other things, resuming construction on the border wall, tightening asylum standards, increasing the number of border patrol agents, and requiring unauthorized migrants to be detained or returned to Mexico or Canada.  Now, therefore,


Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:


That the members of the South Carolina House of Representatives, by this resolution, memorialize the United States Congress to enact H.R. 2 or similar legislation to secure this nation's borders.


Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to each member of the South Carolina Congressional Delegation.


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