S. Hrg. 108-536; Serial No. J-108-63: Securing Our Borders under a Temporary Guest Worker Proposal: 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 1, 2004 [open pdf - 4MB]
From the opening statement of Saxby Chambliss: "This is the second in our series of guest worker hearings to lay the groundwork for reform. President Bush began this process by announcing his temporary guest worker principles on January 7 of this year. In the President's comments, he said the first priority is that America must control its borders, which includes improving information-sharing; identifying terrorists, criminals and immigration violators; and working with the Canadian and Mexican governments to increase border security. This is what we are here today to discuss... Under a guest worker system, stopping criminals at the border will remain a mighty challenge. The Department of Justice Inspector General recently issued a report calling on the Border Patrol and the FBI to improve their information-sharing efforts in order to access criminal records of people caught illegally at the border. This demonstrates how we must have the necessary policies and procedures in place to get the right information out of the right people." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Saxby Chambliss, John Cornyn, Dianne Feinstein, Edward M. Kennedy, Patrick J. Leahy, Robert C. Bonner, Donna A. Bucella, Daniel Griswold, Margaret D. Stock, C. Steward Verdery, Jr., Vibiana Andrade, and Thomas G. Wenski.
S. Hrg. 108-536; Senate Hearing 108-536; Serial No. J-108-63
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