S. Hrg. 109-117; Serial No. J-109-23: The Need for Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Serving Our National Economy: Hearing before the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border and Security and Citizenship of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress, May 26, 2005 [open pdf - 2MB]
From the opening statement of John Cornyn: "Today, we continue our review of the immigration system. Our immigration and border security system is, I think the evidence is clear, badly broken. In a post-9/11 world, we simply do not have the luxury of accepting the status quo any longer. National security demands a comprehensive solution to our immigration system, and that means both stronger enforcement and reasonable reform of our immigration laws. We must solve this problem, and we must solve it now. First, we must recognize that in the past we simply have not devoted the funds, resources, and manpower to enforce our immigration laws and protect our borders. That must change, and that will change. As history amply demonstrates, reform without enforcement is doomed to failure. No discussion of comprehensive immigration reform is possible without a clear commitment to and a substantial and dramatic escalation of our efforts to enforce the law." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: John Cornyn, Edward M. Kennedy, Patrick J. Leahy, Thomas J. Donahue, Daniel Griswold, Steven J. Law, Douglas S. Massey, and Albert Zapanta.
S. Hrg. 109-117; Senate Hearing 109-117; Serial No. J-109-23
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