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Senate Proceeding on Mar 12th, 2008 :: 6:53:20 to 6:56:56
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Kent Conrad

6:51:02 to 6:53:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Kent Conrad

Kent Conrad

6:53:08 to 6:53:20( Edit History Discussion )

Kent Conrad: do and the u.s. visit exit portion of the immigration law that was supposed to have been completed in 2005, and yet remains uncompleted. u so i offered this amendment earlier, but i think it's fine to

John Cornyn

6:53:20 to 6:53:31( Edit History Discussion )

John Cornyn: bring it up to the floor now. some objected that the amendment would create open-ended funding for immigration programs, but this money is not free to be spent. it's not open-ended in reality. it has

John Cornyn

6:53:20 to 6:56:56( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John Cornyn

John Cornyn

6:53:31 to 6:53:43( Edit History Discussion )

John Cornyn: to be t pai for. full funding for each of these items can only be approved if the proper committees come up with the proper funds. simply put, my amendment gives congress budget flexibility to fund

John Cornyn

6:53:43 to 6:53:52( Edit History Discussion )

John Cornyn: these immigration enforcement programs if we can find a way to pay for them. and we certainly can. these are not that expensive in the scheme ofth things, and they're matters that our constituents

John Cornyn

6:53:52 to 6:54:03( Edit History Discussion )

John Cornyn: care about and that we have voted for on a number of occasions. also i would note that the -- the budget resolution that our -- the democratic colleagues have passed includes at least 35 of these

John Cornyn

6:54:03 to 6:54:16( Edit History Discussion )

John Cornyn: reserve funds, and only four of them have any limitation on funding. the other 31, 88%, are drafted just like my amendment. so here are the proposals. first, i t would allow for funding to expand the

John Cornyn

6:54:16 to 6:54:24( Edit History Discussion )

John Cornyn: zero tolerancera prosecution policy for illegal entry to all 20 border sectors. until recently only the most serious illegal entries and re-entries were ever prosecuted. routine offenders caught by

John Cornyn

6:54:24 to 6:54:35( Edit History Discussion )

John Cornyn: the border patrol were processed in a matter of hours an simply if they were from mexico, were returned to mexico. if they were not from mexico, for years, were released on bail and asked to

John Cornyn

6:54:35 to 6:54:45( Edit History Discussion )

John Cornyn: come back so they would be shipped back to south america, the middle east, or wherever they came he'll rilely from, we sent -- came back in that fashion. their goal was to get into the country illegally

John Cornyn

6:54:45 to 6:54:54( Edit History Discussion )

John Cornyn: from the beginning. so that has been improved a good bit. but we are still in most of our border sectors are releasing people immediately who i return to mexico. there was a cnn report on thiss recently.

John Cornyn

6:54:54 to 6:55:04( Edit History Discussion )

John Cornyn: i saw the video within hours of two individuals being arrested, they videoed the border patrol agent walking them, escorting them back to the middle of the bridge that divided our countries and

John Cornyn

6:55:04 to 6:55:13( Edit History Discussion )

John Cornyn: basically sending them off back to mexico. and the conclusion o the program was these individuals probably the next day commenced to enter illegally and since they weren't recorded as having been

John Cornyn

6:55:13 to 6:55:24( Edit History Discussion )

John Cornyn: apprehended, the program indicated that they probably successfully made it. the result has been a revolving door at the southern border. according to the department of homeland security, between 20% and

John Cornyn

6:55:24 to 6:55:38( Edit History Discussion )

John Cornyn: 30% of all illegal immigrants physically removed from our united states will return within the same fiscal -- within the same year. so one-third of them come back, we know, the same year. in 2004

John Cornyn

6:55:38 to 6:55:53( Edit History Discussion )

John Cornyn: of the 169,000 illegal immigrants removed from the united states, 65,000 returned illegally. in 200,637,000in out of 195,00095 returned. re in recent months, however, progress has been h made. the new

John Cornyn

6:55:53 to 6:56:04( Edit History Discussion )

John Cornyn: zero tolerance prosecution policy, called operation streamline by the department of homeland security has been put in place of four off the 20order sectors and in just over a year the guaranteed jail

John Cornyn

6:56:04 to 6:56:15( Edit History Discussion )

John Cornyn: time given under this program, the conviction process instead of just escorting them back, having an actual prosecution, because it is a crime to enter illegally in that manner, has resulted in,

John Cornyn

6:56:15 to 6:56:27( Edit History Discussion )

John Cornyn: get this, a 50% decrease in the number of arrests in del rio and 6 #% decrease in the arrest in hum, proving, i think with certainty that this kind of consistent prosecution and conviction is a critical

John Cornyn

6:56:27 to 6:56:41( Edit History Discussion )

John Cornyn: factor in derring illegal entry. and, in fact, secretary chertoff, in my office last week, he's a former federal prosecutor beings we served together. i've known -- prosecutor, we served together.

John Cornyn

6:56:41 to 6:56:56( Edit History Discussion )

John Cornyn: i've known him for some time. i've been ai' critic ofti some of the things he's done and i admired some of the things he's done. and secretary chertoff believes it sends a different kind of message

Kent Conrad

6:56:56 to 6:57:05( Edit History Discussion )

Kent Conrad: and i believe too that this prosecution sends a message that the united states of america is serious about you not coming illegally into our country and when you simply -- you're simply escorted

Kent Conrad

6:56:56 to 6:59:21( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Kent Conrad

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