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Smith: Senate Immigration Bill Ignores What Most Americans Want

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Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today criticized the Senate immigration bill during remarks on the House floor for ignoring what the majority of Americans want from immigration reform.

Congressman Smith: "Two-thirds of the American people want the border secured before other immigration reforms are implemented. The Senate bill ignores them.

"Most Americans feel that legalizing millions of illegal workers would take jobs away from U.S. citizens. The Senate bill ignores them.

"Most Americans want to stop illegal immigration. The Senate bill only reduces illegal immigration by 25 percent.

"Most Americans feel that legalizing millions of illegal immigrants would be a drain on government services. The Senate bill ignores them.

"Most Americans don't want to increase the number of immigrants beyond the very generous one million admitted every year. The Senate bill doubles that number.

"Those considering the Senate bill should stop, look and listen to the American people."


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