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Border Security, Economic Opportunity, And Immigration Modernization Act—Continued June 27, 2013
John Cornyn, R-TX
"The American people are famously generous and compassionate. As a society we believe in second chances. All of us have benefited from second chances in life, and I believe the American people believe those who have come here to America in violation of our immigration laws, if they are willing to step up, pay a fine, register, and live in compliance with our laws, should get a second chance as well."
Border Security, Economic Opportunity, And Immigration Modernization Act June 20, 2013
John Cornyn, R-TX
"We are not just talking about people who have come here to work in violation of our immigration laws, we are talking about people who have come in violation of our immigration laws and who have also committed serious offenses. We should have zero tolerance for anyone who enters our country and commits such a heinous act."
Immigration April 25, 2013
Marco Rubio, R-FL
"On the other hand, the decisions that created that problem were made in 1985 and in 1986, when I remind people that I was in ninth grade. As a policymaker, what I now confront is this reality that we have 9, 10, 11 million human beings living in the United States in violation of our immigration laws. To add to that, most of these people have been here more than a decade. They have children who are U.S. citizens. They may even own property. They work, they are here, and they are never going to go back. We have to deal with that fundamental reality as well."
Marketplace Fairness Act—Motion To Proceed April 18, 2013
Marco Rubio, R-FL
"This is the story of immigration in America, and it is why we as Americans understand that legal immigration is critically important for our future and a critical part of our heritage. The problem is that for too long both Republicans and Democrats have failed to enforce our immigration laws, and the result is that today we have millions of people living in the United States in violation of our immigration laws. The other problem is that our legal immigration system is broken. It is just broken. It doesn’t reflect the 21st century. It doesn’t take into account special skills and talents. It doesn’t allow us to attract the world’s best and brightest. In fact, it doesn’t allow us to keep the world’s best and brightest, many of whom are students in our universities who learn from our best schools—that our taxpayers are paying for—and when they are done learning, we ask them to leave and take what they have learned here and use it somewhere else to compete against us. It makes absolutely no sense."
Immigration Reform January 29, 2013
Jeff Sessions, R-AL
"This timeline shows how Mr. Morton and the administration have undermined enforcement. Most Americans do not fully understand the real effect of these immigration policies. In reality, right now, if a State law enforcement officer apprehends someone for speeding and discovers, for example, that he is illegally in the country, the result is that nothing happens. They do not even bother to call the Federal law enforcement officers to report they have apprehended someone who is in violation of our immigration law. And the reason they do not call is because nobody will come and get them."

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