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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

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Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions June 27, 2016
Patrick Toomey, R-PA
"As outrageous as this is, one of the aspects that is particularly maddening about this is that the shooter never should have been on the pier that day. The shooter was an illegal immigrant. He had been convicted of seven felonies and had been deported five times. But what is truly maddening is that 3 months prior to his murdering Kate Steinle, he was held in the custody of the San Francisco Police Department. They had him, and when Federal immigration officials learned that the San Francisco police had this guy, they asked them to hold him until they could get someone there because they knew he was here illegally. They knew his background, they knew how dangerous he was, and they wanted to deport him."
Zika Virus May 16, 2016
Jeff Sessions, R-AL
"Think about some of the cases, such as that of Kate Steinle in California, who was out with her father and was murdered by an illegal immigrant who had been deported multiple times. Judges have to know this isn’t a game. We don’t want to put anybody in jail, but if we don’t maintain order in cities, chaos can result, innocent people will die, and prosperity will be reduced."
Issues Of The Day May 10, 2016
Louie Gohmert, R-TX
"Illegal immigrant households receive an average of $5,692 in Federal welfare benefits every year, far more than the average `native’ American household, at $4,431, according to a new report on the cost of immigration released Monday."
Supreme Court Nomination Process April 19, 2016
Louie Gohmert, R-TX
"He was joined by family members of victims of illegal immigrant crime, a surging issue around the Nation as Obama’s policies allow more unauthorized aliens to leave jail and remain in the country."
America’S Small Business Tax Relief Act Of 2015 April 18, 2016
Joni Ernst, R-IA
"Edwin Mejia is also an illegal immigrant. After causing the death of an American citizen and being charged with motor vehicle homicide, one would think he would clearly meet U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s so-called enforcement priorities. But no, citing the administration’s November 2014 memo on immigration enforcement priorities, ICE declined to lodge a detainer and take custody of Mejia. During a recent Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing, ICE Director Sarah Saldana actually suggested that ICE neglected to issue a detainer because at the time they were contacted, Sarah Root was seriously injured, not dead."

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