Securing the Borders and America's Points of Entry: What Remains to be Done? Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, First Session, May 20, 2009 [open pdf - 12MB]
From the opening statement of Charles E. Schumer: "The mandate of the American people cannot be any clearer. They will support better immigration laws if they can be convinced that their Government is serious about drastically reducing the number of illegal immigrants entering the United States. Accordingly, the purpose of today's hearing is to determine how to further secure our borders and ports of entry so that we will not be back 10 or 20 years from now discussing the same issues we are discussing today if we pass immigration reform later this year. But before we begin answering this question, we need to set the record straight. The American people need to know that because of our efforts in Congress, our border is more secure today, considerably more secure, than it was when we began debating immigration reform in 2005." Statements, letters, and documents presented for the record include those of the following: John Cornyn, Charles E. Schumer, Jeff Sessions, David V. Aguilar, Chad Foster, J.D. Hayworth, Douglas Massey, John P. Torres, Samuel F. Vale, Richard Wiles, and Thomas Winkowski.
S. Hrg. 111-294; Senate Hearing 111-294; Serial No. J-111-25
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