“A nation cannot control its borders if being caught violating those borders does not result in one’s swift return home… Without ending catch-and-release, any additional funds for DHS will simply be used to facilitate the transfer of more illegal immigrants into U.S communities…
The Chairman McCaul proposal does not include the following reforms needed to achieve a sound immigration system:
it does not end catch-and-release; it does not require mandatory detention and return; it does not include worksite enforcement; it does not close dangerous asylum and national security loopholes; it does not cut-off access to federal welfare; and it does not require completion of the border fence. Surprisingly, it delays and weakens the longstanding unfulfilled statutory requirement for a biometric entry-exit visa tracking system…”
WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement today regarding immigration legislation that will be ‘marked-up’ tomorrow in the House Homeland Security Committee:
“Republicans won a historic midterm vote on the promise to take real action—not symbolic gestures—to end the immigration lawlessness. It is essential that any immigration measures moved by the Republican Congress actually do the job. Too often, Congress will pass anything on immigration except that which will actually work. Indeed, the repudiated Gang of Eight bill was touted as the ‘toughest border security [and] enforcement measures in U.S. history.’
Congress provides billions of dollars every year to the Department of Homeland Security for border security and immigration enforcement and yet DHS uses those resources to flout the laws Congress has passed, rather than to enforce them.
As such, it is essential that any border plan include some of the following measures, or that these measures be adopted first:
* Mandatory E-Verify
* Mandatory detention and repatriation for illegal entrants
* Expedited deportation for border-crossers
* Close asylum loopholes
* Bar access to welfare and tax credits
* Penalties for the Administration’s continued failure to implement the biometric entry-exit system as required by law
* Penalties for the Administration’s continued failure to build 700 miles of double-layer border fence
* Refusing visas to countries with high overstay rates or that will not repatriate their citizens
Unfortunately, border legislation being marked-up on Wednesday in the House Homeland Security Committee again fails to include the measures necessary to fulfill its promises.
Support Jeff Sessions and call your critter. Tell them when McCaul’s proposal is brought up tomorrow, NOOOO!
See Sen. Sessions 25-Page Immigration Handbook