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House Proceeding on Nov 15th, 2007 :: 0:42:50 to 0:45:17
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Alcee L. Hastings

0:42:34 to 0:42:50( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: you, mr. speaker. when we see significant changes in law inserted, included in the rule as we see this morning, in other words, self-executed into the rule, that's why we ask -- we have

Lloyd Doggett

0:42:50 to 0:42:59( Edit History Discussion )

Lloyd Doggett: these questions be asked during debate on the rule. because after this rule is passed, changes in the law will already have been made. the changes in the law are included in the rule. and i

Lloyd Doggett

0:42:50 to 0:45:17( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Lloyd Doggett

Lloyd Doggett

0:42:59 to 0:43:14( Edit History Discussion )

Lloyd Doggett: have some serious questions. some of them were already brought up by the ranking member of the intelligence committee. for example, there is this seion, section 18 in the legislation being brought

Lloyd Doggett

0:43:14 to 0:43:26( Edit History Discussion )

Lloyd Doggett: to us today, and it says that basically it says warrantless surveillance is authorized by this legislation on any undocumented person in the united states. now that's in the law. and i would ask any

Lloyd Doggett

0:43:26 to 0:43:39( Edit History Discussion )

Lloyd Doggett: colleague listening to this, it's in the self-executing part of this rule. section 18. this act shall not be construed to prohibit surveillance of any alien not permitted to be in or remain

Lloyd Doggett

0:43:39 to 0:43:50( Edit History Discussion )

Lloyd Doggett: in the united states. now how do you know, mr. speaker, if they're undocumented or not? thus, now, this will give the right to surveillance, warrantless surveillance with regard to any household where

Lloyd Doggett

0:43:50 to 0:44:01( Edit History Discussion )

Lloyd Doggett: there may be an undocumented worker? this is extremely serious. the question needs to be asked. the ranking member of the intelligence committee pointed out. that's why this needs to be vetted, to

Lloyd Doggett

0:44:01 to 0:44:15( Edit History Discussion )

Lloyd Doggett: be discussed, and not to be included in a rule where we find out about this the morning that the rule is on the flr, and the rule makes it law because it includes in the rule changes in the

Lloyd Doggett

0:44:15 to 0:44:24( Edit History Discussion )

Lloyd Doggett: law that we have not been able to see before. now other questions. there is a prior section in the legislation, section 3, that creates what they call basket warrants for terrorists throughout

Lloyd Doggett

0:44:24 to 0:44:33( Edit History Discussion )

Lloyd Doggett: the world. but wait a minute. section 18 says -- section 18 says that if you are someone not permitted to be in the united states then the legislation should not be construed to prohibit surveillance.

Lloyd Doggett

0:44:33 to 0:44:48( Edit History Discussion )

Lloyd Doggett: my question is -- my question is, does that section void the prior basket section -- baveket warrant section? i don't know -- basket warrant section? i don't know. what i know is it's in

Lloyd Doggett

0:44:48 to 0:45:01( Edit History Discussion )

Lloyd Doggett: the rule. when we vote on the rule in a few minutes we will be self-executing legislation because niece changes in the law are in the rule to be self-executed, to be made already part

Lloyd Doggett

0:45:01 to 0:45:17( Edit History Discussion )

Lloyd Doggett: of the law. so these are serious questions. i wish that there would have been an opportunity for mr. hoekstra to be vetting, along with the chairman -- an additional minute? mr. hastings: another

0:45:17 to 0:45:28( Edit History Discussion )

additional minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for an additional minute. mr. diaz-balart: these are serious issues, serious questions, like the one i asked before. now,

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