Impact on Local Communities of the Release of Unaccompanied Alien Minors and the Need for Consultation and Notification, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred and Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, December 10, 2014   [open pdf - 2MB]

This is the testimony compilation from the hearing titled "Hearing: The Impact on Local Communities of the Release of Unaccompanied Alien Minors and the Need For Consultation and Notification" held before the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee. The following is from the opening statement of Bob Goodlatte: "Through one executive action after another, the Obama Administration has sent a signal to unlawful immigrants that once they get here, they can remain here in violation of the law without consequence. When the former head of ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] under the Obama Administration, John Sandweg says, 'If you are a run-of-the-mill immigrant here illegally, your odds of getting deported are close to zero,' news of that reality travels by word of mouth at the speed of sound. Prospective unlawful immigrants jump at the opportunity. The President just reiterated this message with his recent announcement of an unconstitutional executive legalization for millions of unlawful aliens. Indeed, on November 20, 2014, President Obama announced one of the biggest constitutional power grabs ever by a president. He has declared unilaterally that -- by his own estimation -- more than four million unlawful immigrants will be free from the legal consequences of their lawless actions. Not only that, he will in addition bestow upon them gifts such as work authorization and other immigration benefits. This, despite the fact that President Obama has stated over twenty times in the past that he doesn't have the constitutional power to take such steps on his own. Additionally, the remaining illegal population, even if encountered by law enforcement, will likely never be removed, due to President Obama's rewrite of his Administration's own so called immigration enforcement 'priorities.'" Statements, letters, and other materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Bob Goodlatte, Lou Barletta, Pete Olson, Adrian Smith, Joe Crowley, Leonard Scarcella, Thomas M. Hodgson, Jessica M. Vaughn, and Kristyn Peck.

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