Border Security, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourth Congress, First Session, March 10, 1995   [open pdf - 8MB]

From the opening statement of Lamar Smith: "Securing our Nation's borders against illegal immigration is the first priority of our immigration policy. An effective policy would accomplish both prevention of illegal immigration and apprehension and deportation of those illegal immigrants who have managed to enter our country. Today's hearing will focus on prevention strategies. We will address deportation issues in a subsequent hearing. Preventing the entry of illegal aliens requires screening of visa applicants overseas, examining persons arriving in the United States at airports, seaports and land borders, and securing the land borders of our Nation. It is amazing that until recently so little has been done to actually stop illegal immigration at its source by preventing people from crossing the border without permission." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Lamar Smith, Brian Bilbray, Ron Coleman, Gus de la Vina, Laurie E. Ekstrand, Weldon McPhail, Mike Dino, Duncan Hunter, Doris Meissner, Silvestre Reyes, Mary Ryan, Edmund Zysk, Robert Brand, Gary A. Condit, and Ed McElroy.

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