Senate Questions Napolitano about Lack of Enforcement

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Last week, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee. While Senators primarily questioned her about her Department’s recent announcement to administratively close pending and incoming deportation cases for illegal aliens deemed a “low-priority” by the Administration, several Senators also focused on critical issues such as the implementation of the exit portion of US-VISIT and the Administration’s attacks on states who attempt to enforce immigration law.

FAIR has selected several clips highlighting key portions of the hearing:

  • Watch Sen. Grassley’s opening statement here
  • Watch Sen. Grassley question Sec. Napolitano here
  • Watch Sen. Hatch question Sec. Napolitano here
  • Watch. Sen. Durbin question Sec. Napolitano here
  • Watch Sen. Sessions question Sec. Napolitano here

For more information about Sec. Napolitano’s testimony and to access more of this week’s stories from FAIR check out our Legislative Update.

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    I lived in Arizona for several years. Janet Napolitano was the Governor of that state at the time. I saw first-hand what her attitude toward illegal immigration was. She turned a blind eye toward border jumping, but she was pro-outsourcing. While Sheriff Joe Arpaio was doing everything he could to keep this trend under control, we had a Governor who quietly allowed Arizona to be under threat with drugs, home invasions drop houses, cop killers, business owners hiring illegals, and coyotes who abused their own countrymen and women. She did what most other politicians do…..she spoke of cleaning up crime, but that was all it was – talk. She wanted VOTES. And apparently, her behavior worked, because look who she works with today. Obviously, her “going along to get along” worked for her. Grow a conscience, Janet. It shouldn’t be about votes, it should be about doing the right thing for the good of the masses. And why, in God’s name, are so many politicians snubbing their noses at our Constitution??????????????? ILLEGAL IS ILLEGAL! Got it?????????

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    DHS UNDER OBAMA IS THE DEPT. of HOMELAND SECURITY = PATHWAY TO CITIZENSHIP!

    WIKILEAKS EXPOSES OBAMA’S AGENDA OF OPEN BORDERS WITH NARCOMEX

    http://mexicanoccupation.blogspot.com/2011/05/wikileaks-exposed-obamas-la-raza-open.html
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    OBAMA’S HISPANICIZATION OF AMERICA FOR THE LA RAZA VOTE:
    http://mexicanoccupation.blogspot.com/2011/05/obamas-hispanicazation-of-america-push.html
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    OBAMA’S LA RAZA SUPREMACIST INFESTED ADMINISTRATION

    http://mexicanoccupation.blogspot.com/2011/06/obamas-administration-infested-with.html

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    Obama Pushes Jobs Plan as Help for Hispanics-

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Courting Hispanics while promoting his new jobs plan, President Barack Obama on Wednesday told a black-tie Latino audience that his $447 billion package of tax cuts and public works spending would put more money in the pockets of Latino workers and business owners and increase opportunities for Hispanics.

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    “PUNISH OUR ENEMIES”… does that mean assault the legals of Arizona that must fend off the Mexican invasion, occupation, growing criminal and welfare state, as well as Mex Drug cartels???

    OBAMA TELLS ILLEGALS “PUNISH OUR ENEMIES”
    Friends of ALIPAC,

    Each day new reports come in from across the nation that our movement is surging and more incumbents, mostly Democrats, are about to fall on Election Day. Obama’s approval ratings are falling to new lows as he makes highly inappropriate statements to Spanish language audiences asking illegal alien supporters to help him “punish our enemies.”

    OBAMA OPERATES LA RAZA SUPREMACIST OUT OF WHITE HOUSE
    http://mexicanoccupation.blogspot.com/2011/06/obama-operates-la-raza-supremacy-out-of.html
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    WIKILEAKS EXPOSES OBAMA’S AGENDA OF OPEN BORDERS WITH NARCOMEX

    http://mexicanoccupation.blogspot.com/2011/05/wikileaks-exposed-obamas-la-raza-open.html

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    As illegal foreign workers leave, owing to the E-Verify system being used by hundreds of thousands of honest business owners, it’s not surprisingly those jobs are being rapidly refilled by low income, blue and white collar unemployed Americans. Read the internet news of reports of lightening raids by ICE, which explains the sudden emergence of for ‘hire’ signs, as factories, plants, stores and construction are looking for legal job seekers. This is being persistently illustrated all throughout America, from the school janitor, roofers, manufacturing and across the occupational workforce. President Obama started a sound policy of deportations, but with the advisement from his Department of Justice attachment, there anti-America worker Liberal doctrines are now being observed through their attacks on different states. Currently the Democratic left is using an iron gauntlet against states, which will not be trodden down by judges and the courts.

    Allowing foreign aliens to squat in this sovereign nation permanently without hindrance, is not what our law abiding country believes should happen. Obama’s administration has been corrupted by his Liberal czars such as Eric Holder, Nancy Pelosi, and Janet Napolitano and very strongly by Sen. Harry Reid, who nearly crippled E-Verify some years back. Since the stronger reappearance of E-Verify, Reid, and his cynic politicians has tried to weaken its influence, with the persistence of special interest lobbyists and radical open border organizations.

    We must consider the consequences of not implementing the injection of the Lama Smith E-Verify program, the Legal Workforce Act, today and in the future. If the American people don’t demand Mandatory E-Verify, millions more people from South of our border and by international flights, will take advantage of us. The E-Verify program is a simple, an easy operational program that anybody can operate from a computer. But there are many lies spewing from those who are gaining much profit by the dismantling of this application. Foreign nationals will arrive in droves eating away at our failing educational system, health care and every form of Medicaid and welfare assistance. Over 100 billion dollars annually are already spent on the 20 million and more already here, but this is not a static dollar figure; it is rising constantly? Ask the officials in Los Angeles County, California and Clarke County, Nevada of how much is bled from their diluted welfare systems. Most states are in an unparalleled financial mess, from these entitlement programs. If President Obama and his current Imperial Court enter a second term in the White House, does that signify a new mass Amnesty is looming? Does that mean this country that is already suffering from the unfettered invasion, going to cough-up over $2.6 trillion dollars to make those already here comfortable? This is the heart palpitating analysis the Heritage Foundation has concluded on?

    Call the Washington switchboard today and request the phone numbers of the House Ways and Means Committee on E-Verify Immigration program at 202-224-3121 insisting they vote for E-Verify the ‘Legal Workforce Act’ (H.R. 2885 bill.) You can also go to NumbersUSA website and be apprised of the current immigration situation, costs and rhetoric from the Liberal politicians and the unceasing pressure of the progressives and extremists. At the NumbersUSA site they have access to a free faxing system, so you can exclusively contact the reluctant lawmakers against E-Verify. In addition join your local TEA PARTY as millions have already, as this is the only route on commonsense to stop illegal immigration. A TEA PARTY majority in Washington means the dismantling of Sanctuary Cities, the Dream Act and no more Obama amnesties or Immigration reforms. In most cases it’s about money, greed and power. Mandatory E-Verify is a federal program, which nobody can get a waiver from once voted on. As Americans we can make a massive difference, on who comes to this country? People with high level degrees in technology, science and math, we should be given priority. Others with financial capital to invest should also receive priority visas.

    Those who are looking for a handout, arriving from any country in the world should not be admitted. Since the 1986 Immigration mass amnesty, we have been importing poverty that is a fiscal nightmare for all of us. We also need field and agricultural worker, but not until the real double layer fence covers every inch of our border with Mexico and come here with legal authority, so they can be tracked. We need more ‘boots on the ground’ whether border agents of a permanent military presence, to interdict criminal from across our poorly constructed border barrier.

    It’s evident to millions of Americans that the left side will be blinded, intentionally or not in the next election for President. Therefore, we need to scrutinize the integrity of our federal voting system, which must be overseen in every constituency. Absentee ballots are especially open to abuse and every effort must be accomplished to stop voter fraud and illegal aliens registering to vote. Violating our most sacred voting rights shows that the Democratic Party will stoop to any level, to gain the power by ignoring groups as ACORN and other innocuous new voter canvassing groups hunting for registration signatures; whether a new citizen or not?

    ENACT ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION AS A FELONY AND NOT A CIVIL ACTION, AND THEN THE ILLEGAL INVASION WILL BE DRAMATICALLY REDUCED AND PERHAPS STOPPED.