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House Proceeding on Jul 26th, 2007 :: 3:19:14 to 3:25:43
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Jeb Hensarling

3:19:14 to 3:19:22( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: chinese men to claim asylum if their wife or partner is subct to a forced sterilization in china. less than one month before the second circuit handed down their decision, the third circuit

Jeb Hensarling

3:19:14 to 3:25:43( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jeb Hensarling

Jeb Hensarling

3:19:22 to 3:20:02( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: came to the exact opposition assertion where they clearly upheld the decade old policy of d.o.j. granting asylum to spouses of those physically harmed by the policy. the chilling effect

Jeb Hensarling

3:20:54 to 3:21:01( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: of the second circuit's decision is already being felt in states covered by the second circuit. just one day after the second circuit handed down its decision, an immigration judge in manhattan

Jeb Hensarling

3:21:01 to 3:21:25( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: was bound to order removal of an individual because of her claim of asylum was based on the fact that her husband was the tim of the forced sterile -- victim of the forced sterilization.

Jeb Hensarling

3:21:25 to 3:21:45( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: the lady had three children in violation of china's control policies keeping the first two hidden from government. upon the birth of her third child, the chinese government became aware

Jeb Hensarling

3:21:45 to 3:22:04( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: of her violation of the law and came to her home to force her to undergo sterilization. due to the complications from her third birth, the doctor was unable to perform the sterilization so the

Jeb Hensarling

3:22:04 to 3:22:19( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: government simply seized her husband and sterilized him. the judge in her case was sympathetic to her story and indicated his wish to grant her asylum. however felt that his hands were

Jeb Hensarling

3:22:19 to 3:22:41( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: tied by the second circuit's decision 24 hours prior. i ask unanimous consent that this individual's entire story be entered into the record. we also have heard from many immigration lawyers.

Jeb Hensarling

3:22:41 to 3:23:01( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: the chairman: covered by neral leave. mr. fossella: many immigration lawyers are actively recommending to their client who are seeking asylum based on such treatment to leave the states covered

Jeb Hensarling

3:23:01 to 3:23:17( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: by the circuit and avoid expulsion. chinese nationals make up the largest number of asylum seekers in the united states, between 2000 and 2005, 35,000 of the 157,000 asylum seekers came from

Jeb Hensarling

3:23:17 to 3:23:29( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: china. it is unclear how many were petitioning solely due to china's brutal population control policies. in her dissenting opinion, the judge made the point well when she wrote, the majority clings

Jeb Hensarling

3:23:29 to 3:23:46( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: to the notion the persecution suffered is physically visited upon one spouse. but this simply ignores the question whom exactly the government was seeking to persecute when it acted. the harm

Jeb Hensarling

3:23:46 to 3:24:02( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: is clearly directed at the couple who dared to continue an unauthorized, unauthorized pregnancy in hopes of enlarging the family unit, end quote. to me it's clear that the effects of china's brutal

Jeb Hensarling

3:24:02 to 3:24:19( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: forced sterilization procedures do not harm only the mother but also the father or vice versa. in the second circuit -- set of appeals can't recognize that, i feel it's our responsibility to

Jeb Hensarling

3:24:19 to 3:24:34( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: protect such asylum seekers either untilhere is a consistent national policy or congress considers a legislative remedy if necessary. the second circuit's opinion as we mentioned recognizes the split,

Jeb Hensarling

3:24:34 to 3:24:50( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: contrary decisions in the third, sixth, seventh, and ninth circuits between 2002 and 2007. as i i want to insert lady's record, her story into the record. i yield back. the chairman: it will

Jeb Hensarling

3:24:50 to 3:25:00( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: be covered under general leave. the gentleman yields back his time. who seek recognition? -- who seeks recognition? mr. mollohan: rise to strike the last word. the chairman: the gentleman from

Jeb Hensarling

3:25:00 to 3:25:10( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: west virginia is recognized for five minutes. mr. mollohan: mr. chairman, we have no objection to the amendment. we accept the amendment. the chairman: the amendment is accepted. the gentleman

Jeb Hensarling

3:25:10 to 3:25:43( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: is recognized for five minutes. mr. nadler: thank you. mr. speaker, i entirely agree with the gentleman from new york. i entirely agreei with the purpose of this amendment. the problem i have with

3:25:43 to 3:26:23( Edit History Discussion )

this amendment is that, as i understand it, it says no funds may be spent to enforce a court decision. if that's what this amendment says, i just heard it briefly, then it's the wrong

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