Senate Committee Assesses Border Security Progress

Posted by on March 30, 2011 in Blog
This afternoon, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will hold a hearing entitled “Securing the Border: Building on the Progress Made.” The hearing will be held at 2:30pm in the Dirksen Senate Office Building in room 342. There are three witnesses scheduled to testify:
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House Subcommittee on Immigration…uhh Enforcement

Posted by on January 27, 2011 in Blog
Yesterday, the House Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement held its first hearing of the 112th Congress on what it called, “ICE Worksite Enforcement � Up to the Job?”
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Is This Really Immigration Reform?

Posted by on January 10, 2011 in Blog
Rep Steve King (R-Iowa) recently introduced a bill that would do away with the automatic granting of citizenship to children born in the United States as a first step in tackling immigration reform. Rather, H.R. 140, Rep.
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Arizona Bans Ethnic Studies

Posted by on January 04, 2011 in Blog
While Arizona’s SB 1070 measure, seemingly legitimizing racial profiling as a means of targeting undocumented immigrants, garnered significant media attention, it is not the only problematic measure in Arizona.
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“Free education and medical care to illegal immigrants…must not be tolerated…”

Posted on January 01, 2011 in Campaign Statements

"While the federal government neglects its constitutional responsibility to protect our borders, it continues to push mandates on the states to provide free education and medical care to illegal immigrants at a time when the states are drowning in debt.   This must not be tolerated any longer."

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“...deploy thousands of National Guardsmen to the border…”

Posted on January 01, 2011 in Campaign Statements

"Perry will deploy thousands of National Guardsmen to the border until a sufficient number of border patrol agents can be hired and trained. He will order federal officials to expedite construction of strategic fencing, especially in high traffic areas where manpower alone is insufficient to do the job. And he will make greater use of unmanned aerial assets to gather reliable, real-time intelligence that law enforcement can immediately act upon."

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“...Substantially increase manpower, technology and fencing along the border…”

Posted on January 01, 2011 in Campaign Statements

"As president, Perry will substantially increase manpower, technology and fencing along the border to protect the American homeland and stop illegal immigration. This strategy has proven effective in Texas, where Gov. Perry has directed nearly $400 million in state tax dollars to do the federal government’s job of securing the border."

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“A system has to be established [with] legality but no citizenship for those with deep ties…”

Posted on January 01, 2011 in Campaign Statements

"We must reconcile the goal of legality with the reality that there are millions of immigrants currently here outside the law, some with a long set of family and community ties, and some with no ties. A system has to be established that establishes legality but no citizenship for those with deep ties, repatriates those with no family or community ties in a dignified way, and quickly sends home those who have committed criminal and other destructive acts."

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“Those who adhered to our immigration law cannot be usurped by those who violated it.”

Posted on January 01, 2011 in Campaign Statements

"Under no circumstance can a path to citizenship be created which would allow those who have broken the law to receive precedence over those who patiently waited to become residents and citizens via the legal process. Those who adhered to our immigration law cannot be usurped by those who violated it."

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Arab Americans and The DREAM Act: Immigration Reform a Priority

Posted by on December 20, 2010 in Blog
As Congress was considering passage of the DREAM Act, Arab Americans across the nation organized their own efforts to support it. The DREAM Act, a bill that provides a pathway to legal status for students who were brought to the United States as children and who met a set of stringent requirements, was heralded by its supporters as a step in the right direction for immigration policy reform.
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