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Deferred Action on Immigration: Implications and Unanswered Questions, Hearing Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, February 4, 2015   [open pdf - 1MB]

This testimony compilation is from the February 4, 2015 hearing on "Deferred Action on Immigration: Implications and Unanswered Questions" before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. From the opening statement of Senator Johnson: "On November 20, 2014, the President announced several executive actions, including plans to expand the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) and to extend Deferred Action to Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA). Today's hearing is aimed at obtaining a more complete understanding of the logistical, financial, and national security implications of these policies. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has stated it will grant legal presence and immigration benefits for individuals who entered this country illegally provided that they: 1) Have continuous residence in the United States since January 1, 2010; 2) Pass a criminal background check; and 3) Pay taxes. On my first day as Chairman, I sent DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson a letter outlining many unanswered questions associated with these policies. Last week, I received a response to my letter from the Department. While I thank Secretary Johnson for being responsive and answering a number of important questions, still others remain unanswered. The witnesses we have invited today will help detail some of the specific implications of the Administrations executive policies." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Stephen C. Goss, Eileen J. O'Connor, Luke P. Bellocchi, Shawn Moran, and Bo Cooper.

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