Open Borders: The Impact of Presidential Amnesty on Border Security, Hearing before the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, December 2, 2014   [open pdf - 364KB]

This testimony compilation is from the December 2, 2014 hearing, "Open Borders: the Impact of Presidential Amnesty on Border Security," held before the House Committee on Homeland Security. From the Opening Statement of Michael McCaul: "Today, we're here to talk about illegal immigration and the grave consequences of the administration's recent actions to bypass Congress. Immigration reform is an emotional and divisive issue; there is no doubt about that. But the president's unilateral actions to bypass Congress undermine the constitution and threaten our democracy. Let me be clear: our immigration system is broken, and we need to fix it. America has always stood proudly as a beacon of hope for millions who are seeking a better life. And we should work hard to keep it that way. But regardless of where you stand on this issue, there is a right way to do this, and there is a wrong way. And unfortunately the president has taken the wrong way. In addition, the president has risked breaking something much more fundamental: our democratic process. We are a nation of laws. Yet this unprecedented executive power grab undermines the principle that the people--not just one man--should be the ultimate decision makers on our country's most important political matters. This action has also 'poisoned the well' here in Washington at a time when Americans desperately want their government to work together." Statements, letters and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Michael McCaul and Jeh Johnson.

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