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Enforce Immigration Laws To Prevent Crimes

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC

Mr. SMITH of Texas. Madam Speaker, the director of ``A Christmas Story,'' Bob Clark, was killed by an illegal immigrant drunk driver in Los Angeles. An illegal gang member shot three students in Newark, New Jersey, execution style. He was free on bail and was facing charges of aggravated assault and sexual abuse of a child at the time of the murders. Another illegal immigrant was arrested after DNA matched him to a series of rapes of teenage girls in Chandler, Arizona.

Sadly, I could go on and on, remembering thousands of victims of crimes committed by illegal immigrants. They are a reminder that we need to enforce all of our immigration laws to prevent these crimes from happening.

This means enforcing our work site laws against employers and illegal workers, supporting local law enforcement agencies who want to arrest illegal immigrants, and passing a long-term reauthorization of E-Verify, the Federal Government's program that helps employers hire legal workers.

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