S. Hrg. 109-51: Strengthening Border Security Between the Ports of Entry: the Use of Technology to Protect the Borders, Joint Hearing before the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Citizenship and the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security of the Committee on the Judiciary United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress, First Session, April 28, 2005   [open pdf - 106KB]

From the opening statement of John Cornyn: "President Bush has articulated a vision for the comprehensive reform of our Nation's immigration laws. I am personally sympathetic to the President's vision, and I look forward to the critical role that our Subcommittees will play in the coming congressional debate. No serious discussion of comprehensive immigration reform is possible, however, without an overall review of our Nation's ability and will to secure our borders and enforce our immigration laws. We must provide sufficient tools and resources to those whose job it is to protect our borders and maintain our homeland security and identify those in our country who should be apprehended and removed, including those who should be deported. Accordingly, today's hearing is the third in a series of hearings focusing on identifying holes in our immigration enforcement system, places where enforcement has been badly deficient. Unfortunately, there are too many of those holes. Our immigration laws have been poorly enforced for far too long. That is because, in my view, the Federal Government has simply not lived up to its obligation to provide the resources and manpower in order to do just that. That must end and that will end." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Tom Coburn, Jon Kyl, Patrick J. Leahy, David Aguilar, Kirk Evans, Kathleen Campbell, Jeffrey S. Passel, Henry F. Taylor.

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