Effects of Border Insecurity and Lax Immigration Enforcement on American Communities, Hearing Before the Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, March 1, 2017 [open pdf - 703KB]
This testimony compilation made by the HSDL staff is from the March 1, 2017 hearing, "The Effects of Border Insecurity and Lax Immigration Enforcement on American Communities," before the United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. The purpose of this hearing was to discuss the effects of border insecurity and lax immigration enforcement on American communities. From the opening statement of Committee Chairman Ron Johnson, "[this hearing] will examine how our porous southwest border affects American communities thousands of miles away […] America's borders are not secure. To truly secure our borders, the United States must identify and eliminate the incentives for illegal immigration. Our failure to do so can have tragic consequences. […] Border security and immigration laws are not just a concern for communities along the border. They affect all Americans." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Julie Nordman, Eric Severson, and Ryan Rectenwald.
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