By Tim Kowols
United States Rep. Mike Gallagher hopes his vote to advance the Border Security for America Act from the House Homeland Security Committee to the full house will a positive impact on northeast Wisconsin. The act worth up to $10 billion in aid would provide the deployment and construction of border infrastructure and technology, target illegal immigration and drug trafficking, identify visa overstays, and provide additional staffing. After serving for the Drug Enforcement Agency along the southern border as a member of the U.S. Marines, Rep. Gallagher says securing the border could help eliminate the drug and opioid issues plaguing the country, especially in northeast Wisconsin.
Rep. Gallagher says while some areas of the border need either new or updated infrastructure, using natural barriers could make the task of securing the area more cost-effective