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House Proceeding 01-12-10 on Jan 13th, 2010 :: 0:30:50 to 0:36:55
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Bob Goodlatte

0:30:46 to 0:31:06( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: their remarks and include therein extraneous materials. ms. woolsey of california, ms. florida. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. under the speaker's announced policy of january 6, 2009, and

Bob Goodlatte

0:30:50 to 0:36:55( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Bob Goodlatte

Bob Goodlatte

0:31:07 to 0:31:27( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: under a previoused orer of the house, the following are recognized for five minutes mr. jones of north carolina. for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia rise? >> i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks for five minutes. the speaker pro tempore: without objection.

Bob Goodlatte

0:31:28 to 0:31:50( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: >> to claim the time of the gentleman from north carolina. thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, in the news, since christmas day, ha concern about the security of our country related to individuals entering this country perpetrate harm on our citizens.

Bob Goodlatte

0:31:51 to 0:32:12( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: it hes back to september 11, 2001, -- it hearkens back to september 11, twune and what we have done to make our nation a safer place. one area where we could make it much safer and much fairer for come to the united states would be to eliminate the visa lo this is a program that aw

Bob Goodlatte

0:32:13 to 0:32:33( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: legal permanent resident status or green cards to foreign nationals based on pure luck. literally, the state department conducts a random lottery, millions of people submit their names on very about a half page long, and then they randomly select out of those millions of people

Bob Goodlatte

0:32:34 to 0:32:54( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: 50,000 winners each year who get to enter the united states through the visa lottery program. they don't have to have any family ties to the u states, they don't have to have any job skills that are in need in the united states, they simply through pure luck get to enter this country. usually immigrant visas are issued to foreign national that

Bob Goodlatte

0:32:55 to 0:33:18( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: was existing connections with family members lawfully residing in the united states. under theisa lottery program, visas are awarded to immigrants at ranm without meeting such criteria. a perfect example of the system

Bob Goodlatte

0:33:19 to 0:33:40( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: gone awry is the mohammed ali hadayyat who killed two and wounded three during a shoot spreeg at los angeles international airport in july of 2002. he was allowed to apply for a legal permanent resident status in 1997 because of his wife's status as a visa lottery winner. in fact, since this program was

Bob Goodlatte

0:33:41 to 0:34:01( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: established in the early 1990's, nearly one million people have come into the united states re need for them to enter thi country, regardless of the unemployment rate, which today stands above 10% and with 15 million americans looking for work, we give 50,000 vi pele to enter the country,

Bob Goodlatte

0:34:02 to 0:34:22( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: not based upon any family ties, no simply based upon pure luck. the state department's inspector general testified before congress recently that it continues -- he continues to believe that the program contains significant risks to national security from intelligence officers, criminals, and terroris attempting to use the program

Bob Goodlatte

0:34:23 to 0:34:43( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: for entry into the united states as permanent residents. with the tool of legal permanent resident status in hand, terrorists and spies would have free reign to travel, meet, and plan terrorist activities within the borders of the united states. even if technil improvements were made to the visa

Bob Goodlatte

0:34:44 to 0:35:04( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: program, nothing would prevent terr organizations or foreign intelligence agencies for having people apply for the program who don't have criminal backgrounds, maybe recently left a ma dra is a in the middle east and has no record of affiliating with a terrorist organi organization could

Bob Goodlatte

0:35:05 to 0:35:25( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: in submitting their name and if their name is drive they don' get a temporary visa like the 9/11 hijackers or the fellow who attempted to blow up a northwest airliner. rather they get permanent resident status, a green card to live permanently in the united states. 13 of the 14 countries other which the t.s.a. is exercising

Bob Goodlatte

0:35:26 to 0:35:48( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: greater scrutedemi in the wake of the attempted christmas day bombing plot are eligible to participate in the visa lottery, including yemen, the focus of much activity on the part of terrorist organizations. the swree visa program is wrought with fraud.

Bob Goodlatte

0:35:49 to 0:36:09( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: it's common for people to apply many times with different ail -- aliases. the state department declared the visa lot rahry program is subject to widespread abuse and fraudulent documents are common place. a 2007 government accountability office report found that the visa lottery program is vulnerable to

Bob Goodlatte

0:36:10 to 0:36:31( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: fraudulent activity commited by and -- committed by and against applicants. the sa report found that consular officers at six posts reported widely -- widespread abuse such as fake birth certificates and pass aborts --

Bob Goodlatte

0:36:32 to 0:36:52( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: passports provided challenges. the visa lottery p unfair to those who ply with immigration laws. most wait for years to obtain visas, yet the lottery program with no particular family ties, job skills or of these family and

Bob Goodlatte

0:36:53 to 0:36:55( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: employer-sponsored immiants

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