Securing Confidence in Immigration Reform
Summerill, Joseph, Corrections Today
In April 2005, Sens. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., and John Cornyn, R-Texas, announced plans to introduce legislation that would dramatically reform the nation's current immigration laws. The draft enforcement provisions of this legislation were released in May 2005 and revised provisions were incorporated into comprehensive legislation titled the Comprehensive Enforcement and Immigration Reform Act of 2005. This act is designed to address issues relating to border security as well as worker documentation and visitor registration. Citing that the nation's policy-makers "have failed to address the flaws in our immigration policy" and that "[o]ur immigration and border security system is badly broken and has suffered from years of neglect," Sen. Cornyn, who is the chairman of the Immigration and Border Security and Citizenship subcommittee, has convened a series of hearings devoted to exploring the challenges in enforcing current immigration laws and identifying areas that need vast improvement. Based on the issues examined during hearings that were held from March through June 2005, Sens. Cornyn and Kyl presented legislation on July 20, 2005, intended to both strengthen and revise current immigration laws.
Specifically, these hearings have covered the issues of strengthening interior enforcement (including detention and removal issues), strengthening border security ports of entry, and immigration …
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Publication information: Article title: Securing Confidence in Immigration Reform. Contributors: Summerill, Joseph - Author. Magazine title: Corrections Today. Volume: 67. Issue: 6 Publication date: October 2005. Page number: 14+. © 2009 American Correctional Association, Inc. COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group.
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