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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
Immigration July 7, 2014
Jeff Sessions, R-AL
"According to a new report from the Los Angeles Times—which, I have to say, is probably one of the more knowledgeable papers, if not the most knowledgeable paper in America concerning immigration issues. They issued a report that deportation of illegal immigrant youth has fallen dramatically under the current administration even as the flow of illegal youth into the United States has exponentially increased."
Recess Appointments June 26, 2014
Jeff Sessions, R-AL
"We are seeing the results of this on our borders right now. In 2011, we had 6,000 illegal immigrant youth from Central America apprehended. This year, we may hit more than 90,000. Next year, projections are as high as 130,000, costing billions of dollars to take care of them. That would be more than a 2,000-percent increase."
The Decline And Fall Of Great Civilizations June 10, 2014
Louie Gohmert, R-TX
"According to the Los Angeles Times, Yoselin Ramos, an illegal immigrant from Guatemala who was with “20 other families with children,” actually “had looked forward to being caught,” telling the outlet “at one point even waving down Federal helicopters—because of the welcoming treatment they had assumed they would receive.” In their home countries south of the border, reports have been circulating that illegal immigrants, especially those with children, will be allowed to stay in the United States “indefinitely.” Ramos said she decided to make the trek to the United States after hearing reports “that parents will not be detained in the U.S. if they arrive with a child.” The Federal Government has been sending illegal immigrants to States like Arizona and Oklahoma, and local officials do not even know where some of them are headed. And though illegal immigrants are required to show up to meet with local Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE, officials within 15 days, ICE official told the Times that “they couldn’t guarantee they would pursue all cases in which immigrants do not show up for follow-up appointments, but would examine each case to determine priorities.” In fact, “ICE officials say that the immigrants are released as long as they can provide an address for their destination—with family or friends, no matter their legal status.” Ramos was sent to stay with her family in Iowa. And the Houston Chronicle reported that another illegal immigrant said he considered the papers ICE gave him to be a “permit” to remain in the United States. That illegal immigrant was sent to stay with family in North Carolina. Though these illegal immigrants said they intended to show up at their hearings, there is no guarantee that ICE is willing or even has the resources to track them down if they do not show up."
The Distinction Between Legal And Illegal Immigration May 1, 2014
Dana Rohrabacher, R-CA
"What is that going to do for the poor people of this country? Why are the unions in our country not jumping up and supporting the rights of their working people not to be having to face illegal immigrant labor bidding down their labor? Over the last 50 years, there has been a massive transfer of wealth going on, and yet at the same time we see the business wages, business profits, going up and workers’ wages going down. Yet we have policies that seem to encourage it that don’t make any sense."
Conflating The Terms February 10, 2014
Steve King, R-IA
"But the term “immigrant,” which connotes a legal immigrant, and the adjective “illegal” immigrant are entirely different. They have been conflated, because when you use the term “immigrant” interchangeably with “illegal immigrant,” it suits the argument of the people who are for the open borders lobby and for amnesty."

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