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September 17, 2014

Watch Live: Director of Citizenship and Immigration Services Testifies Before House Committee

The House Judiciary Committee holds a 10 a.m. oversight hearing questioning Leon Rodriguez, the director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, who was sworn in on July 9.

  • Layla

    One has to assume he “heard about all this on the news” as well.

  • gregzotta

    In regards to immigration, why is it that no one wants to know why these
    people are leaving their country? Or why their country is not doing a better
    job where the people would stay?

    The Republican Party
    should be the law and order party and the party that follows the Constitution.

    No to Amnesty

    A few Republicans in the House are working to advance immigration overhaul
    legislation. What are they thinking? And why are they doing it? Those
    supporting the Immigration/Amnesty bill are Democrat/Statists who look to the
    illegal immigrants as votes; Union Bosses who look to the illegal immigrants as
    dues paying members; Corporatists who look to the illegal immigrants as cheap
    labor; Churches who look to illegal immigrants as contributing parishioners;
    Establishment/RINO Republicans who look to be liked by illegal immigrants; and
    the illegal immigrants themselves looking for stuff. However, the proponents of amnesty never talk
    about the effects it has on legal American citizens.

    The immigration problem has put a strain on our economic system. It
    over-extends the healthcare, welfare, schools and legal systems in this
    country. This amnesty bill, accompanied by Obamacare will only exacerbate the
    unemployment and underemployment of American citizens, because employers could
    terminate many legal Americans, replacing them with the illegals due to
    Obamacare. As for paying taxes; many of these illegals are low skilled, working
    low wage jobs and if you believe Jeb Bush are more fertile than legal white
    American citizens. Therefore, they will not be paying any income taxes. In
    fact, they will be getting tax credits i.e. money from the taxpayers, unless
    our tax system is changed. Furthermore, what happens to the people who are
    waiting to get in legally? Will they be allowed to enter too, which would
    double the amount of people being let in? Putting an even bigger strain on this
    country. President Ronald Reagan made a mistake when he granted illegal
    immigrants amnesty. Let’s not let it happen again. There is no reason to pass a
    monstrous “immigration/amnesty” bill or any immigration bill, just
    enforce the laws already on the books.

    What part of ILLEGAL do these people supporting amnesty not understand? If
    a law is not enforced, is it a law? You do not reward people for bad
    behavior and by allowing illegal immigrants to stay the government would be
    doing exactly that. Current immigration laws are not being enforced by the
    Obama Regime and that is the problem; they want to pick and choose which laws
    they want to enforce. The supporters of amnesty talk about bringing those
    [illegal immigrants] out of the shadows; when in reality they are out of the
    shadows, picketing and demanding they receive amnesty and welfare benefits. The
    inmates are clearly running the asylum.

    What would you call 11 Million + illegals in this country if not an
    invasion? Check out Laraza. It is a racist organization that will be running
    many facets of the Amnesty law. The United States is a sovereign country with
    borders and laws. The Federal Government’s primary responsibility is to protect
    its citizens from enemies both foreign and domestic. Our immigration laws are
    being violated and not being enforced. Article IV Section 4 of the US Constitution
    states, “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a
    Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion;
    and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the
    Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.” I would consider
    the 11+million illegal immigrants in this country amounts to an invasion.
    Therefore, the 68 Senators who voted for the amnesty bill are TRAITORS to this
    country and in violation of their oath to defend the Constitution.

    What must and should be done is the following: secure the borders;
    enforce current immigration laws against the illegal’s and the people and
    companies who hire them; let it be known to the people living here illegally that
    when caught they will be deported; and then work on reforming and streamlining
    immigration policy. No one is saying they are going to be rounded up and
    deported right away or all at once. The illegal immigrants did not get here all
    at once, therefore will not leave all at once. Nevertheless, if the United
    States started to enforce immigration laws and let it be known the illegals
    would be deported many of them would self deport. This bill if made into law
    will destroy this country. The US House is the firewall to the Amnesty bill
    being passed. Everyone needs to burn up the phone lines to your US
    Representative to keep this amnesty bill from becoming law!

    • Layla

      Thanks for taking the time to enter your comments. Well stated.

  • Carroll Barber

    We’ve all seen this movie before. The chances are high that it will have the same ending. The American taxpayers go year to year and we keep trusting Congress to do the right thing. We have laws in place for these situation’s; Congress refuses to enact them. Not to mention we all keep voting these duds back into office. Really people they are not going to change; so we must change. Lets do something about it this Nov. 2014!
    Shout out to gregzotta for his most excellent comment!

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