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November 17, 2005

Homeland Security Committee Passes Enforcement-Only Bill; Please Continue to Lobby for Comprehensive Immigration Reform!

The House Committee on Homeland Security, on 11/16 & 11/17/05, amended and passed by a voice vote the Border Security and Terrorism Prevention Act (H.R. 4312), an enforcement-only bill. Among the ill-conceived changes the Committee approved over the strenuous objections of Committee Democrats was an amendment offered by Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA) that would codify and further expand current DHS policy that extends expedited removal to "Other than Mexicans" (OTMs) apprehended within 100 miles of a land border and within 14 days of entry. Portions of the bill will next be taken up by the House Judiciary Committee after which it will likely move to the House floor. Please click on the following link to contact your Representative and urge him or her to oppose enforcement-only measures and support the Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act (H.R. 2330). http://capwiz.com/aila2/mail/oneclick_compose/?alertid=7614761.

Posted by VisaLawyer at November 17, 2005 12:42 PM


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