ERIC SCHMITT, Senator for Missouri

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Eric Schmitt cosponsored Senator Britt’s (R-AL) Keep Our Communities Safe Act, to keep Americans safe and hold President Biden accountable for the disaster at the Southern border:

“While Biden refuses to take decisive action to secure America’s Southern border, drug traffickers, smugglers, and known terrorists are flooding into our interior. The Keep Our Communities Safe Act is a vital step in curtailing the flow of dangerous drugs and deadly fentanyl currently flowing unchecked over our border,” said Senator Eric Schmitt. “I’m proud to partner with Senator Britt and my colleagues on this important piece of legislation. Dangerous individuals who have illegally crossed our border should find no sanctuary in the United States, and if Biden refuses to take action in keeping Americans safe, Republicans will.”


The Keep Our Communities Safe Act closes the loophole that prevents the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from detaining illegal immigrants for more than six months when: