SENATE IMMIGRATION BILL WORSE THAN WE THOUGHT
(House of Representatives - April 17, 2013)

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             SENATE IMMIGRATION BILL WORSE THAN WE THOUGHT

  (Mr. SMITH of Texas asked and was given permission to address the 
House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. SMITH of Texas. Mr. Speaker, it's hard to believe, but the Senate 
immigration bill is worse than we thought.
  Despite assurances, the border is not secured before almost everyone 
in the country illegally is given amnesty. So the bill guarantees there 
will be a rush across the border to take advantage of massive amnesty.
  And the bill offers amnesty to far more illegal immigrants than we 
thought. In addition to most of the 11 million illegal immigrants 
already in the country, it offers to legalize their relatives outside 
the country and even others who have already been deported home. So 
current immigration laws are shredded.
  The good news is that the House Judiciary Committee will come up with 
a better plan.

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