Kristi Noem on Immigration
Porous borders and unchecked illegal immigration are threats
Except for Native Americans, we're all descendants of immigrants. I am proud of my German and Norwegian forbearers. Our nation welcomes law abiding, hard working people to share in our freedom and opportunity.
But porous borders and unchecked illegal immigration are threats to citizens and legal immigrants alike.
Source: 2010 House campaign website, kristiforcongress.com, "Issues"
, Nov 2, 2010
Deport foreign criminals;punish nations denying repatriation.
Noem co-sponsored Deport Convicted Foreign Criminals Act
- Requires a quarterly report to Congress regarding each country that has refused or unreasonably delayed repatriation of an alien who is a citizen, subject, national, or resident of such country.
- Prohibits the Secretary of State, upon the passage of specified periods of time, from issuing certain nonimmigrant (including certain diplomatic) visas and immigrant visas to a citizen, subject, national, or resident of a listed country.
- Notifies the chief law enforcement officer of the state and of the local jurisdiction in which an alien who has been detained is released.
Opponent's Comments (American Immigration Lawyers Association letter, Nov. 17. 2011):
AILA urges withdrawal of this unnecessary and deeply harmful bill from consideration. If enacted, H.R. 3256 would do serious damage to the U.S. visa processing system, jeopardize U.S. businesses and communities that depend on foreign national students, workers, and their families, and threaten America's economy and security. At a time when America's doors must be open for business, we cannot risk sending the message to the world that we have shut our doors.
The proposed bill's mandatory visa-denial scheme would place at risk America's relations with many of its most important trade, business and diplomatic partners. H.R. 3256 would mandate the denial of visas to any country that denies or unreasonably delays the repatriation of its nationals. If implemented today, scores of countries would risk having their visas cut-off because they failed to repatriate nationals within a 180-day period. Among those countries are some of our closest allies and key economic partners.
Source: H.R.3256 11-H3256 on Oct 25, 2011
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