Steve Stockman on Immigration
Former Republican Representative (TX-9)
Cornyn's immigration plan was derided by some Tea Party conservative groups, like Heritage Action, which said it would "serve as political cover for those senators seeking to justify their support for amnesty." Like Heritage Action, Stockman opposes granting legal status to undocumented immigrants at all costs. He spearheaded a (successful) effort to convince Speaker John Boehner to resist negotiating over the Senate's immigration bill altogether.
Letter from office of Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ-5) signed by 37 Members of Congress
Dear Secretary Napolitano,
We are deeply concerned that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is using sequestration as a vehicle to further the Administration's disregard for enforcing our immigration laws. Specifically, we are troubled by recent reports that DHS has released hundreds of illegal immigrants, rather than finding cost savings elsewhere in the agency.
Your agency's decision to release "low-risk" illegal immigrants back into the public under the guise of saving money is unprecedented and dangerous. The inability of DHS to prioritize resources for potential cuts suggests this decision was either politically motivated to further the Administration's amnesty goals or, at best, demonstrates agency incompetence.
Given the public safety and national security concerns this decision raises, we respectfully request you halt any further action to release detained illegal immigrants. Also, please respond to the following questions, regarding individuals already released, pending release, or anticipated to be released:
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