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Senate Proceeding on May 27th, 2010 :: 0:13:05 to 0:16:00
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Jon Kyl

0:12:58 to 0:13:18( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Kyl: fiscal year ending 2010, and for oth purposes. the presiding officer: under the previous order, there will be 20 minutes of debate with respect to the border security-related amendments. mr. kyl: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from arizona. mr. kyl: thank you, madam president. i will just take a couple of minutes to describe the second-degree amendment which i have offered. i appreciate the fact that there was an offer on the other side

Jon Kyl

0:13:05 to 0:16:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jon Kyl

Jon Kyl

0:13:19 to 0:13:40( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Kyl: to simply accept my amendment, and i -- i do appreciate that, but because it is attached to a second-degree amendment -- or to a first-degree amendment and i'm not sure about the prospects for that, i thought it important thatll of us have an opportunity to be recorded. this amendment is very simple. it simply provides $200 million

Jon Kyl

0:13:41 to 0:14:01( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Kyl: for extending streamline program to another border sector in addition to the yuma sector and the del rio, texas, sector where it is already in operation. extended to the tucson sector, this could substantially reduce illegal immigration because about half of all of the illegal immigration goes through the tucson sector.

Jon Kyl

0:14:02 to 0:14:22( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Kyl: the operation streamline is very simple. it simply involves the department of justice accepting those who cross the border illegally into the court system and putting them into jail for about two weeks, sometimes 30 days if there is an incident of repeated crossing or attempted crossing, and what we have found, madam president, is that

Jon Kyl

0:14:23 to 0:14:44( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Kyl: there is a great deterrent effect. if people who are apprehended know that they are going to go to jail for at least a couple of weeks, they tend not to cross in that area anymore. in fact, in the yuma sector where this has been in effect now for several years, illegal immigration has been cut by 94%.

Jon Kyl

0:14:45 to 0:15:05( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Kyl: from 118,500 apprehensions five years ago to about 5,000 this year. it is simply the fact that when people know they're going to go to jail or the prospects are very high that they're going to go to jail, whether they're criminals crossing the border -- that's about 17% of the people -- or the remainder who simply want to come here to go

Jon Kyl

0:15:06 to 0:15:26( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Kyl: to work, they realize that going to jail is going to obstruct their plans. they can't make money and send it back to mexico or he will salvador or wherever their family might be if they're trying to c purposes. what we found in the yuma sector

Jon Kyl

0:15:27 to 0:15:50( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Kyl: is they don't cross here anymore but they have moved east. $200,000 to implement operation streamline, a combination of department of justice and homeland security program, to ensu in place in the tucson sector as

Jon Kyl

0:15:51 to 0:16:02( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Kyl: it is in del r eu o, texas -- del rio, texas. the money is offset. this is definitely an emergency. it willelp us offset the

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