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Oversight of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security of the Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, December 9, 2015   [open pdf - 2MB]

This is the December 9, 2015 hearing "Oversight of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services," held before the House Committee on the Judiciary. From the opening statement of Trey Gowdy: "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, USCIS for short, is responsible for processing over 6 million immigration benefit applications per year as well as implementing programs important to immigration enforcement such as E-Verify and the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements Program, also known as SAVE. Even without concerns being raised about terrorists seeking to exploit our refugee program or other aspects of our immigration system to enter the United States, processing such large numbers of immigration benefits applications would be a daunting task. But those concerns are being raised, and they are on the forefront of my fellow citizens' minds. And, as a result, I will look forward to hearing what changes, if any, Director Rodriguez has or will soon implement at USCIS to help ensure terrorists are not approved for visas or other immigration benefits. Many of the people I work for are particularly concerned about the prospect of a terrorist being resettled in our communities through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. And while I know we discussed this very issue weeks ago in the Subcommittee, those concerns are not going away. We are still looking for assurances that refugee program vetting is secure and effective. Our concerns were only exacerbated by the remarks of our colleague, Homeland Security Chairman Mike McCaul, indicating that efforts to enter our country via fraud in the refugee program are currently--emphasize ''currently''--occurring." Statements, Letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Leon Rodriguez.

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Serial No. 114-50
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2016
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