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IMMIGRATION REFORM

Ms. FOXX. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to support Republican efforts aimed at curbing our Nation's immigration problem.

House Republicans are determined to send a bill to the President that will secure our borders, punish employers who knowingly use illegal labor, make English our official language, and remove incentives for immigrants to enter our country illegally.

However, some Democrats seem determined to undermine our Nation's immigration laws. They support the Reid-Kennedy bill, which will allow 60 million new immigrants to enter our country over the next 20 years and will guarantee Social Security benefits to immigrants for the time they were in America illegally.

Mr. Speaker, rewarding those who break our laws is not the way to deal with America's immigration problem. This is an issue we cannot afford to compromise on, and I encourage my colleagues to support strict immigration reform in the interest of national security.

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