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  • Live Blogging the Napolitano Hearing

    DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING – I am at the U.S. Senate Judiciary Hearing where Napolitano is testifying today. First time since her confirmation. Lots of folks in the audience of course–several from immigration groups.

    DHS has focused on border security lately. This is a good thing– but we can’t tackle the drug cartel problem or secure the border without taking on illegal immgration. I hope that the Committee will question her on internal immigration enforcement.

    UPDATE: Leahy cites Merida Initiative (this is a good thing) But then emphasizes why we need to release illegals that pose no threat instead of detaining them. Will Napolitano agree with him in her remarks?

    Sessions introduced as new chair–replaces Specter–emphasizes the importance of rule of law. It is a good sign he started off with immigration enforcement. Only 1 ICE worksite enforcement since start of Obama Administration– dramatic decline since Bush. Sessions is hitting her hard on E-Verify and workplace raids.

    UPDATE: Napolitano is speaking. Starts off; “Immigration can’t be border specific.” I definitely agree- the devil, however, will be in the details. She emphasizes immigration enforcement must start with employers.

    We do need to stop employers from hiring illegals, but that alone won’t stop flow. It is both a supply and a demand problem.

    Posted in Security [slideshow_deploy]

    2 Responses to Live Blogging the Napolitano Hearing

    1. Murph, Seattle says:

      A few months ago, there was a raid in Bellingham, WA which resulted in the arrest of 28 illegal aliens working at a manufacturing plant. The very next day, over 100 people showed up to apply for the jobs. So much for the argument that illegals only take jobs that Americans refuse to take! Unfortunately, I believe all of the illegals were released by order of Janet Napolitano and ICE was ordered to stop work-place raids. Unbelievable!

    2. Ralyn Speerly Schrac says:

      Murph: I've argued that theory with my husband and have been an active supporter of numbersUSA.com for a few years now. I'm amazed at the amount of people that actually believe that illegal aliens only take jobs that Americans don't want. Thank you for your comment that proves that theory a lie. I'll definitely be showing your comment to him.

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