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House Proceeding 07-30-08 on Jul 30th, 2008 :: 0:27:29 to 0:32:48
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Dennis Moore

0:25:38 to 0:27:29( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Dennis Moore

Dennis Moore

0:27:18 to 0:27:29( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis Moore: to support this bipartisan legislation and i yield back my time. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from te exas.

Brian Bilbray

0:27:29 to 0:27:43( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Bilbray: mr. smith: i yield four minuti es to the gentleman from california , mr. bilbray, the chairman of the immigration reform caucus. the speaker pro tempore: the yet from california, mr. c bilbray

Brian Bilbray

0:27:29 to 0:32:48( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Brian Bilbray

Brian Bilbray

0:27:43 to 0:27:58( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Bilbray: is recognizelbd for four minutes. mr. bilbray: thank you, mr. speaker.r. mr. speaker, 99% plus efficiency. where else in the federaell government can we claim that we have a program that

Brian Bilbray

0:27:58 to 0:28:12( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Bilbray: is over 99% effective, efficient, and gets ththe job done? e i'm here to support this bill and sadly, i'm heresa to support a five-year extensi fon, rather than the 10-year originally

Brian Bilbray

0:28:12 to 0:28:22( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Bilbray: proposed. my big question is, thos qe that did not want to extend it to 10 years what don't you understand't about 99.6% efficiency for the american citizen in then united states? is it too

Brian Bilbray

0:28:22 to 0:28:36( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Bilbray: efficient and that's why we're not today extending it 10 years? s? that's a question i think that every member of congress imbs going to have to answer to their constituency iein the very

Brian Bilbray

0:28:36 to 0:28:46( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Bilbray: ne ar future. mr. speaker, the employer verification system is not a pilot program anymore.or for over five years, it has been a national program not p restricted to the five original states,

Brian Bilbray

0:28:46 to 0:28:58( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Bilbray: but universal b throughout the united states. it has been so effective that ti judiciaries across this ss country, j udges have res quired that anyone caught hiring illega l has been required

Brian Bilbray

0:28:58 to 0:29:12( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Bilbray: to use this system to make sure it doesn't happen again. the system is so effective that the executive branch and the legislative branch has made an this the gold standard fheor hiring e mployees.

Brian Bilbray

0:29:12 to 0:29:28( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Bilbray: congress todayay does and has s been required to make sure that social security numbers and names match before we himare them . the executive branch, and br therefore congress themselves,

Brian Bilbray

0:29:28 to 0:29:39( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Bilbray: s to do that. you haven't heard the harorror stories and the end of the world because 989.6% is a hard number argue with. it now it 's mandated that anyth contractor in every government

Brian Bilbray

0:29:39 to 0:29:49( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Bilbray: me operation will use this sn ystem from now on. the question is, mr. speaker, is why are we just man taining the status quo forth five more years. two years ago, the american me voters were

Brian Bilbray

0:29:49 to 0:30:05( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Bilbray: upset with t whe fact that then republican majoritypu refused to confronret the issue that the number one source of illega l immigration was illegal n employment and there was a simple, easy

Brian Bilbray

0:30:05 to 0:30:17( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Bilbray: way to stop the problem if there was a willas in washington to get it done. and th atystem waswa e-verification. today we are confrondated with a five-year ex-tense of what we have had

Brian Bilbray

0:30:17 to 0:30:28( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Bilbray: for five yevears rather th an moving forward with a or system that can address the number one source nuof illegal immigration, a simple system a that cannot only stop illegal immigration but

Brian Bilbray

0:30:28 to 0:30:40( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Bilbray: stop a lot of t problems associated with that.oc the act was introduced by a democrat from the grmoeat state of n orth carolina, it was a, supported by over 156 mens of the house of representatives,

Brian Bilbray

0:30:40 to 0:30:57( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Bilbray: it is actually received a discharge petition that is ti within 30 -- less than 30 people can sign it to be able to bring it to vote. that would make it a universal phase-in s ystem to allow

Brian Bilbray

0:30:57 to 0:31:10( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Bilbray: every employer and require every employer to not only use e-verification before hiring on somebody, but us ing e-verification before claiming a tax deductionx for employeing -- for emplo

Brian Bilbray

0:31:10 to 0:31:25( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Bilbray: ying someone who might be illegal. i wish thshe democrats and republicans could have gotten together on that issue the same as this one. but sadly, speaker pelosi and the leadership of the

Brian Bilbray

0:31:25 to 0:31:43( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Bilbray: house has h blocked any bill that doesn't propose amnesty for illegally here. let me give you yao another number, 300-plus illegals are sitting in prison today because an employer in iowa

Brian Bilbray

0:31:43 to 0:31:58( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Bilbray: did i not use e-veri fy case system before em hiring them and if you don't care about illegal immigrants and you want to be humanitarian, require the people who are exploiting them it to

Brian Bilbray

0:31:58 to 0:32:12( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Bilbray: check through the e-verification so future illegals are not put in prison on because their employer didn't check that the name and thsocial s ecurity number matchedit. . i wish this town

Brian Bilbray

0:32:12 to 0:32:23( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Bilbray: woushld act onac its promises half as much as as they expect the amer eican people to respond. as members of congress, we are now placed havin g to vote for a r five-year extension rather than

Brian Bilbray

0:32:23 to 0:32:38( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Bilbray: n 10 and denied the ability by the speaker of the house to put out a bill -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired..ti mr. bilbray: i ask that that be brought forw ard

Brian Bilbray

0:32:38 to 0:32:48( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Bilbray: as soon as as possible so we can back up this t voluntary program with a mandatory program. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from california is recognized. ms. lofgren: i reserve my time.

Lamar S. Smith

0:32:48 to 0:33:01( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: t the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman reserves. the ge ntleman from texas. mr. smith: we have one last speaker.r. and that is the the gentleman from iowa, mr. king, my remaining time,

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