BC: Reflection The Border Tunnel Prevention Act of 2011 has not been put into effect yet. Whenever it may or may not go into effect, it will reduce problems occurring now. It is not good that people are smuggling drugs into the United States through the border near states like California. This will keep happening and may even get worse if there is not a federal law against it. Illegal drugs may not be around as much if there was even more security at the border than there is now. It would be a safer place to live in the United States of America. It may take time for the bill to pass. I believe it is a complicated process, which is how it should be. This process makes sure that the bill is fair in every aspect. Congress takes a lot of time to fix every issue in each bill until it is finally complete. Resources 1.) http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/s1236 2.) http://www.theorator.com/bills/text/s1236.html 3.)http://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=2cd354b0-0335-447e-baf2-bf9860a9c0a2 4.) http://www.americanvoice.com/112th-congress/bills/s+1236 5.) http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/dianne_feinstein/300043
FC: Story of S 1236 (112th) Project By: Stephanie N May 2012
1: SB 1236 (112th) : Border Tunnel Prevention Act of 2011 The purpose of this bill is to stop the use of border tunnels in the Southwest. This will prevent illegal drugs from being smuggled in the United States. The sponsor of this bill is Senator, Dianne Feinstein. She is a member of the subcommittee for immigration, refugees and border security Cosponsors of this bill are: Jon Kyl [R-AZ], Mary Landrieu [D-LA], Claire McCaskill [D-MO] Most Cosponsors for this are Democrat Senators from the South, which is where the border is located.
2: This bill was first proposed on June 20, 2011. | It was reported by the committee on December 15, 2011. | Committees for this bill are: -House Committee on Homeland Security -Senate Committee on the Judiciary
3: On January 30, 2012, it was passed by the senate. No changes were needed to be made to the bill in order to be passed. Twenty-one percent of bills passed by the senate are actually put into law. Two thirds of the senate needs to approve of it to be passed on.
4: Senate bill 1236 of the 112th Congress session is currently at the House of Representatives. They have not decided on a final outcome for the bill yet. They have the option to choose if the bill continues on it's path. If they were to reject this bill, it would go back to it's starting point.
5: The bill will be sent to the president if the House of Representatives approves it. The president will then sign the bill and it will go into effect as a federal law. By approving this bill, the United States may have less illegal immigrants. They may also have less illegal drugs smuggled into America through the border to be sold.