S. Hrg. 109-118: The Need for Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Securing the Cooperation of Participating Countries, Hearing before the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Citizenship of the Committee on the Judiciary United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress, First Session, June 30, 2005   [open pdf - 61KB]

From the opening statement of John Cornyn: "Today's hearing will focus on the fundamental issue of the level of cooperation the United States can expect from countries that will benefit from comprehensive immigration reform. Workers in this country come from many diverse countries. Essential to immigration reform will be increased cooperation on border security, efforts to combat human trafficking and alien smuggling, and stepped up crime prevention from any country that sends workers to our Nation. We are addressing these types of issues with Mexico and Canada. The United States, Mexico, and Canada have entered the Security and Prosperity Partnership Agreement designed to develop a common security strategy and promote economic development. According to this week's announcement, border security remains the central theme of that partnership. I hope that the partnership continues to identify additional security initiatives that our countries can jointly pursue and that this initiative can serve as a model to address security concerns that relate to other countries as well." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Edward M. Kennedy, Roberta Clariond, Andres Rozental.

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