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House Proceeding 05-04-09 on May 4th, 2009 :: 0:08:45 to 0:10:00
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Lamar S. Smith

0:08:42 to 0:09:02( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: all this classified information so the american people can know what we're about ready to face and yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempor the gentleman yields back the balance of his ti. the house will be in order. members of the gallery are not to express approval or disapproval of the speeches on

Lamar S. Smith

0:08:45 to 0:10:00( Edit History Discussion )
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Lamar S. Smith

0:09:03 to 0:09:25( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: the floor. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas rise? mr. smith: mr. speaker, i as unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objeion. mr. smith: mr. speaker, when arizona governor janet napolitano was nominated tore homeland security secretary, her record showed that she often opposed enforcing immigration laws.

Lamar S. Smith

0:09:26 to 0:09:46( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: that she recently told cnn's john king that illegally crossing the border is not a crime, per se, it is civil, end quote. that's just plain wrong. it is a violation of the criminal code to enter our country illegally. the law has been in effect for decades and has been codified in i current form since 1991. the obama administration

Lamar S. Smith

0:09:47 to 0:10:00( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: apparently doesn't intend to enforce some of our immigration laws. there are numerous examples such as delays in implementing a requirement that federal contractors use everify to ensure that illegal immigrants don't get federal jobs.

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