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Senate Proceeding on Nov 13th, 2007 :: 0:50:59 to 0:57:02
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Wayne Allard

0:44:43 to 0:50:59( Edit History Discussion )
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Wayne Allard

0:50:41 to 0:50:59( Edit History Discussion )

Wayne Allard: of this notion institution. we're not just here to deliberate, ruminate a ponder. we are also supposed to act. meaningless vote after vote an ultimate pointless proposals is good politics perhaps but not

John Barrow

0:50:59 to 0:51:17( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: good government. it is not suitable for the u.s. senate to spend weeks and weeks ignoring the people's business so that we can score political points and mouth the key civil is civilists on the war

John Barrow

0:50:59 to 0:57:02( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John Barrow

John Barrow

0:51:17 to 0:51:30( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: by apiecing special interest groups. mr. president, schip expired on september 30. it is imperative that congress reauthorize the program to en ensure that children of lower- lower-income families

John Barrow

0:51:30 to 0:51:55( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: still receive health coverage. yet we make do with a short-term reauthorization so that political points can be scored at the expense of sound policy and practical government. mr. president, the farm

John Barrow

0:51:55 to 0:52:00( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: bill expired on september 30. we're here trying to squeeze in the work required to reauthorize it in the weeks before thanksgiving when we still have all but two appropriations bills to pass. mr.

John Barrow

0:52:00 to 0:52:15( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: president, it is obviously too late to fix things this session. i know we'll be here to the point where we are shopping for holiday presents at the senate gift shop rather than back home. i hope the

John Barrow

0:52:15 to 0:52:31( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: american people are taking notice of what little we've accomplished this year and demand better next year. we must stop mining the nation's problems for partisan sound bites and try to find solutions. mr.

John Barrow

0:52:31 to 0:52:48( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: president, i yield the floor and suggest -- i yield the floor floor. a senator: mr. president? ? the presiding officer: the senator from wyoming. brass mr. barrasso: thank you, mr. president. i would like

John Barrow

0:52:48 to 0:53:02( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: to discuss the issue of giving legal documents to people who are in the united states illegally. there is no question that our immigration process is broken. people who attempt to enter the united states

John Barrow

0:53:02 to 0:53:19( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: legally -- to work work, to join their families -- well, they often face bureaucrat bureaucratic red tape and in incredible delays. legal entry into the united states has become more difficult as

John Barrow

0:53:19 to 0:53:43( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: a result of the events of september 11, 2001. there's no question that that should be the case. unfortunately, illegal entry remains a significant problem. it's estimate ed that between 13 million

John Barrow

0:53:43 to 0:54:08( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: and 20 million people are illegally in the united states. the fact that the estimates are so far apart should in and of itself give us all cause for concern. what should also give us concern is that

John Barrow

0:54:08 to 0:54:30( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: there are efforts in the united states today to provide drivers' licenses to those in this country illegally. i believe such efforts are in inappropriate and are a serious threat to our nation security.

John Barrow

0:54:30 to 0:54:48( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: -- to our national security. there is no question that legal legally issue ing drivers' licenses or other government documents to speem who are here illegally puts our entire nation at risk. i am troubled

John Barrow

0:54:48 to 0:55:10( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: by those who argue that we will be safer if we provide official government papers to those who have come to our country illegally. i believe this i the wrong path path. it is the wrong path for us

John Barrow

0:55:10 to 0:55:26( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: to take and it is contrary to the lessons that we should have learned from the events of september 11. to receive a driver's license, any state use ed to require proof proof that someone could drive

John Barrow

0:55:26 to 0:55:44( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: and proof of identity through a legally issue ed government document. this was often done through a notarized birth certificate for a passport. over time, criminals have found ways to forge these documents

John Barrow

0:55:44 to 0:55:59( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: and they made it easier for individuals to illegally acquire identification, such as a driver's license. some of the 9/11 hijackers had acquired identification documents through forge ed papers. it should be a

John Barrow

0:55:59 to 0:56:15( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: wake-up call to all of us. more must be done to prevent this from happening in the future. this past year in the wyoming state senate, i worked with representative pete ilowey to pass legislation making

John Barrow

0:56:15 to 0:56:29( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: it a crime to use false documents to conceal apersons identity, to conceal a person's citizenship or to conceal their resident alien status in order to obtain public resources or public services. we

John Barrow

0:56:29 to 0:56:47( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: specifically identified drivers' licences in the law in wyoming because of the significance that that document plays in allowing individuals to freely love about the country. -- freely move about

John Barrow

0:56:47 to 0:57:02( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: the country. the bill was passed by the legislation and signed in law. the value of illegally issue ed drivers' licenses cannot be underestimate ed in maintaining our national security. in wyoming

0:57:02 to 0:57:15( Edit History Discussion )

we get it. i, along with many people in america, cannot understand the arguments supporting the issuance of drivers' licenses to illegal immigrants. to me, giving drivers' licenses to illegal immigrants

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