Serial No. 109-5: Interior Immigration Enforcement Resources: Hearing before the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, First Session, March 10, 2005   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the opening statement of John N. Hostettler: "Last week, this Subcommittee reviewed the lack of adequate resources to secure our national borders against the entry of criminals, gangs, terrorists, and other law breakers. But what resources have we committed to finding and removing such aliens who are already living among us? That is the subject of this week's hearing. Recently, there has been much discussion centering around the comments of members of the Administration regarding the use of our porous borders by terrorists to enter this country illegally and striking the homeland. But the question that I ask today is this, Why would a terrorist, or group of terrorists, risk possible interdiction at the border and subsequent detention, questioning, arrest, or removal when they could obtain, say, a student visa or visas, enter the country legally, melt into society, and stay as long as they wish, knowing the Federal Government will likely never give them another thought, even if they overstay their visa?" Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: John N. Hostettler, Sheila Jackson Lee, Paul K. Martin, Michael W. Cutler, Randy Callahan, Craig Haney, and Linda Sanchez.

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