[Congressional Record: March 14, 2002 (House)]
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SCANDALOUS INS ERROR SHOULD LEAD TO REFORM
(Ms. JACKSON-LEE of Texas asked and was given permission to address
the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.)
Mr. JACKSON-LEE of Texas. Mr. Speaker, scandalous. Mr. Speaker,
absolutely scandalous, when the INS issues a visa to two deceased
terrorists who in fact were part of the September 11 tragedy.
What needs to be done is that the INS has to be demanded right now to
implement their visa tracking system. The President has to order them
to implement the program that already exists.
What else has to happen? The INS has to be restructured, not
abolished. We must recognize that there are two distinct
responsibilities, but they must be coordinated by a Deputy Attorney
General for Immigration Affairs.
What must they do? Deal with the services aspect, for those who want
to access legalization, those who are honest immigrants, and then
coordinate with the enforcement so that we can stop at the borders the
terrorists who want to come into our Nation.
Visas to deceased terrorists? Outrageous and scandalous. The
President needs to order the INS now: Put that tracking system in place
today and make it work.
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