Serial No. 109-235: Immigration: Responding to a Regional Crisis: Hearing before the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere of the Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, Second Session, July 26, 2006 [open pdf - 2MB]
From the opening statement of Dan Burton: "Today we will tackle perhaps one of the most difficult issues facing our hemisphere, immigration. From the beginning of its ''New World'' roots until this very day, the United States has served and continues to serve as a dream destination for countless millions. As a nation of immigrants, our culture, dreams, economic prosperity, and our many other strengths come from the people who have landed on our shores throughout the centuries, whether by choice, necessity, or coercion. Today the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere will examine immigration from a different perspective than we have seen to date. We do not intend to discuss building walls or deploying troops. Instead we intend today to engage our neighbors in the hemisphere in an effort to better understand the immigration problem and hopefully convince our neighbors that they too have a dog in this fight." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Elizabeth A. Whitaker, Crescencio Arcos, Robert Charles, Eric Farnsworth, Manuel Orozco, Dan Burton, and Eliot L. Engel.
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