Rep. Rob Bishop introduces legislation that would remedy "current security gaps that exist on federal lands along our nation's borders by preventing the Department of Interior and the U.S. Department of Agriculture from using environmental policies to restrict the U.S. Border patrol from obtaining routine access." Says Bishop in a press release issued Wednesday:
"This legislation takes the necessary and responsible steps to address the unacceptable restrictions that prevent Border Security experts from doing their jobs. Allowing public land managers and restrictive environmental policies, not Border Security experts, to dictate how we secure our nation's borders and keep our country safe is counterintuitive, and as a result, has jeopardized the safety and security of all Americans."