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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
The Anniversary Of Executive Action On Immigration November 19, 2015
Patrick Leahy, D-VT
"Mr. President, a year ago today, in a nationwide address, President Obama announced a series of measures to improve our broken immigration system. He outlined efforts to focus scarce resources on identifying and deporting those people who pose a danger to our communities, to modernize our legal immigration system, and to provide temporary relief from the threat of deportation for hard-working, law-abiding members of our communities. For many, the President’s announcement offered at last a hope for stability. It acknowledged the longstanding presence and contributions of immigrants to our country."
Transportation, Housing And Urban Development, And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 November 19, 2015
Mazie Hirono, D-HI
"Today, politicians—from Presidential candidates to sitting Governors—appeal to our Nation’s fears in arguing against any meaningful reform of our broken immigration system. Conjuring up shadowy images fuels these fears—violent gang members from South America, terrorists from the Middle East. In their divisive rhetoric and in their rush to build walls and close our borders, they neglect the faces of those they demonize, and they forget the facts."
Deferred Action For Parents Of Americans And Lawful Permanent Residents And Childhood Arrivals (Dapa/Daca) November 18, 2015
Rubén Hinojosa, D-TX
"President Obama has courageously led in the face of a Republican Congress that is derelict in its duty. A legislative solution is the only long term fix to our broken immigration system. Yet, despite the support of the American people, a bipartisan majority in Congress, business groups and the faith community—the Republican leadership has fallen prey to xenophobia and the politics of fear."
Daca And Dapa Anniversary November 17, 2015
Richard Durbin, D-IL
"Mr. President, it was 1 year ago this week that President Obama announced he would use his Executive authority to reform our broken immigration system. The President said we should prioritize the deportation of those who have been convicted of serious crimes or those who pose any threat to America’s security. The Department of Homeland Security only has funding to deport a small fraction of the undocumented immigrants in the country."
Immigration Reform November 9, 2015
Richard Durbin, D-IL
"We all must acknowledge that we have an immigration system that’s broken. It is not serving our interest as a nation. Our broken immigration system does not serve our national security interests. Our broken immigration system does not serve our economic security interests. Our broken immigration system does not serve our family interests."

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