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Serial No. 113-91: Open Borders: The Impact of Presidential Amnesty on Border Security, Hearing Before the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, December 2, 2014   [open pdf - 330KB]

This is the December 2, 2014 hearing on "Open Borders: The Impact of Presidential Amnesty on Border Security," held before the House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security. From the opening statement of Michael T. McCaul: "The lax interior enforcement policies adopted by this administration coupled with even the perception of amnesty become a powerful magnet that encourages more illegal immigration. We essentially tell citizens of other countries: 'If you come here, you can stay. Don't worry, we don't deport you.' The reality on the ground is that, unless you commit multiple crimes, the chances of your being removed from this country are close to zero. This year, the U.S. Border Patrol apprehended almost 500,000 individuals along our Southern Border, but less than half were deported. Those who remained were given notices to appear before an immigration judge, with a court date years away, and released into the country. We know that the majority will never check back in with the authorities. If we don't think that message is making its way back to Mexico and Central America, we are simply fooling ourselves. We will see a wave of illegal immigration because of the President's actions. At its core, the President's unilateral amnesty plan is deeply unfair to the millions who are waiting in line to become a part of our great Nation, and it demonstrates reckless disregard for America's security. We have a formal immigration process for a reason: To promote fairness in allowing people to enter the United States and to keep those who will seek to do us harm outside of our borders."

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2015
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