S. Hrg. 108-570; Serial No. J-108-70: State and Local Authority to Enforce Immigration Law: Evaluating a Unified Approach for Stopping Terrorists: Hearing before the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Citizenship of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Eighth Congress, Second Session, April 22, 2004   [open pdf - 10MB]

From the opening statement of Saxby Chambliss: "This is an important topic that covers both our anti-terrorism efforts and the changes needed in our immigration system. In the post-9/11 world, it is critical for us to think about immigration and national security with a consistent approach. I think there is a consensus that our immigration laws are in dire need of reform and today's hearing is another step towards a comprehensive review. The system we have in place today lacks incentives for immigrants to come to the United States following the legal process in place. It also lacks enforcement against those who choose not to follow the legal process. It is my hope that we may continue the open dialogue that the President has initiated and all Senators will continue to work on the policy we have been addressing so far in this Congress." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Saxby Chambliss, John Cornyn, Orrin G. Hatch, Edward M. Kennedy, Patrick J. Leahy, Jeff Sessions, David A. Harris, Kris W. Kobach, Michelle Malkin, E.J. Picolo, Joan Hueter, Grover G. Norquist, Bob Barr, David Keene, David Schaefer, Marvin Nathan, D. Margaret Drury, James R. Edwards, Jr., Nihad Awad, John M. Douglass, Sandalio Gonzalez, Craig Nelsen, James Jay Carafano, Alison Parker, Wendy Patten, Mark Krikorian, Gabriela Lemus, Katherine Culliton, Ronald Miller, Larry E. Naake, Michele Waslin, Donald J. Borut, Leslye E. Orloff, and Thomas P. Walters.

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