Serial No. 114-12: Interior Immigration Enforcement Legislation, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, February 11, 2014 [open pdf - 2MB]
This is the February 11, 2014 hearing on "Interior Immigration Enforcement Legislation," held before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security of the Committee on the Judiciary. From the opening statement: "The consensus in our country is that the current immigration system is broken, unworkable and not functioning for the best interests of our fellow citizens, and part of that is the widely held belief among our fellow citizens that our borders are insufficiently secured and frankly border security is much broader than simply a negotiating item in an ongoing immigration debate. Border security is part of what defines a sovereign nation; the ability to control who comes and goes and provide assurances that national security is indeed the preeminent function of the Federal Government. But even the most secured of borders will not alleviate the need for further reforms and off repeated statistics bears mentioning again, which is that around 40 percent of those who are not in the country lawfully originally entered through lawful means. Simply put, around 40 percent of the undocumented population were invited here and overstayed their invitation. And, no fence can be designed or built to deal with the issue of internal security. We must also ensure the laws governing immigrants within our borders are being implemented." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Sam S. Page, Frank L. Morris, Walter D. Cadman, and Gerald F. Kicanas.
Serial No. 114-42
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