Review of the President's Executive Actions on Immigration, Joint Hearing Before the Subcommittee on National Security and the Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits and Administrative Rules of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, June 17, 2015 [open pdf - 2MB]
This is the June 17, 2015 hearing entitled "A Review of the President's Executive Actions on Immigration," held before the Subcommittee on National Security and the Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits and Administrative Rules of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. From the opening statement of subcommittee chairman Ron DeSantis: "On November 20, 2014, just 2 weeks after the 2014 midterm elections, President Obama made far-reaching unilateral changes to our Nation's immigration policy, despite saying on over 22 different occasions that he did not have the authority to do so. In his address on that day, the President said that: We're a Nation of laws. Those who broke our immigration laws must be held accountable, especially those who are dangerous. That's why over the past 6 years, deportations of criminals are up 80 percent. And that's why we're going to keep focusing enforcement resources on actual threats to our security. We will prioritize, just like law enforcement does every day. The administration's actions, however, have not matched the President's rhetoric. According to documents provided to the House Judiciary Committee by DHS in April of this year, ICE arrests of criminal illegal aliens has declined 32 percent from the same period a year before, with 51,337 administrative arrests of criminal aliens in fiscal year 2015 compared to 75,171 arrests in the same period in fiscal year 2014. Those declines occurred across the board of criminal offenses. [...] Plainly, the President's assertion his administration will keep focusing enforcement resources on actual threats to our security is not--is contradicted by those facts. Simply put, the President's policy changes are not doing a good job of protecting the safety of the American people." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Sarah R. Saldana, Leon Rodriguez, and John Roth.
Serial No. 114-44
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