Funding for Immigration in the President's 2005 Budget: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eighth Congress, Second Session, February 25 and March 11, 2004 [open pdf - 574KB]
From the opening statement of John N. Hostettler: 'I am pleased to note that in his FY 2005 budget, the President has addressed many of the deficiencies in the Government's implementation of the immigration laws that were uncovered by the Subcommittee. [...] The Subcommittee will examine these proposed funding increases and assess to what degree the increases assist the U.S. Government in responding to the main immigration challenges facing the United States today: reducing the large illegal alien population, protecting the American people from alien criminals and terrorists, and ensuring that applications for immigration benefits are adjudicated correctly and in a timely manner.' Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: John N. Hostettler, Sheila Jackson Lee, Elton Gallegly, Zoe Lofgren, Linda T. Sanchez, Eduardo Aguirre, Jr., Michael T. Dougherty, Daniel B. Smith, Seth M. M. Stodder, T.J. Bonner, Timothy J. Danahey, Michael W. Cutler, and Demetrios G. Papademetriou.
Serial No. 68
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