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Aug. 16, 2016 In Light of News Regarding Freeport, Maine Refugee Who Joined ISIS, Rep. Poliquin Issues Statement on Strengthening Immigration Policies, National Security Rep. Bruce Poliquin Washington, DC
June 23, 2016 Rep. Poliquin Commends Supreme Court for Blocking Administration's Unilateral Immigration Agenda Rep. Bruce Poliquin Washington, DC
June 20, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John Kerry, Secretary, Department of State - Calling on Secretary John Kerry to meet US Commitment to Syrian Refugees Rep. Chellie Pingree Washington, DC
March 17, 2016 Holding the President Accountable to the Constitution Rep. Bruce Poliquin Washington, DC
Jan. 12, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Demanding End to Immigration Raids Rep. Chellie Pingree Washington, D.C.
Dec. 18, 2015 Identifying, Stopping Terrorists Seeking to Enter U.S. is Aim of Collins, Cantwell Bill Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Dec. 4, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Reject Attempts to Block Refugee Program in Omnibus Bill Rep. Chellie Pingree Washington, DC
Nov. 19, 2015 Voting No on Bill Blocking Syrian and Iraqi Refugees Rep. Chellie Pingree Unknown
Nov. 19, 2015 We Must Protect Americans Rep. Bruce Poliquin Washington, DC
Nov. 18, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Halt Acceptance of Refugees Rep. Bruce Poliquin Washington, DC
Nov. 18, 2015 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016--Continued Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2015 Keeping Our Commitment to Protect Americans Rep. Bruce Poliquin Washington, DC
Oct. 27, 2015 Letter to Thomas Perez, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor - Speed Up the Prevailing Wage Certification Process for H-2B Seasonal Workers Visas Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
Oct. 20, 2015 King Statement on Sanctuary Cities Legislation Sen. Angus King Washington, D.C.
Aug. 31, 2015 Pingree to Introduce Legislation to Help Asylum Seekers Apply for Work More Quickly Rep. Chellie Pingree Washington, DC
July 31, 2015 Letter to Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security - End Family Detention Policy Rep. Chellie Pingree Washington, DC
July 23, 2015 Sanctuary Cities Rep. Bruce Poliquin Washington, DC
June 24, 2015 Letter to Secretary Jeh Johnson, Department of Homeland Security - Family Detention Facilities Rep. Chellie Pingree Washington, DC
June 17, 2015 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
June 9, 2015 Collins, King Welcome Announcement that USCIS is Accepting Additional H2-B Visas Requests Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
June 9, 2015 Collins, King Welcome Announcement that USCIS is Accepting Additional H2-B Visas Requests Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
May 27, 2015 Letter to Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security - Family Detention Rep. Chellie Pingree Washington, DC
March 27, 2015 Cloture Motion Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
March 18, 2015 Pingree Says Obama Administration to Resume Processing Visas for Temporary Workers Rep. Chellie Pingree Unknown
March 17, 2015 Sen. Carper Joins Colleagues in Call to Protect Delaware Businesses During Peak Summer Season Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
March 16, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Green Card Backlog Rep. Chellie Pingree Washington, DC
March 16, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - US Immigration Visa System Rep. Chellie Pingree Unknown
March 13, 2015 Letter to Leon Rodriguez, Director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services, Portia Wu, Assistant Secretary of Employment & Training Administration - Resuming Processing of H-2B Visas Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
March 13, 2015 Letter to Leon Rodriguez, Director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services, Portia Wu, Assistant Secretary of Employment & Training Administration - Resuming Processing of H-2B Visas Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
March 10, 2015 Pingree asks Obama Administration to Process Visas for Guest Workers Rep. Chellie Pingree Unknown
Feb. 27, 2015 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015 Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Feb. 26, 2015 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015 -- Motion to Proceed -- Continued Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Feb. 17, 2015 Senator Collins' Statement on Federal District Court Ruling Against President Obama's November 2014 Executive Action Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Feb. 13, 2015 Letter to Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader - Debate Blocking Rep. Bruce Poliquin Washington, DC
Feb. 5, 2015 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015 -- Motion to Proceed Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Feb. 5, 2015 Senator Collins Offers Amendment to DHS Funding Bill, Speaks From Senate Floor Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Jan. 14, 2015 Anti-immigration Provisions Should Not Be Part of Homeland Security Debate Rep. Chellie Pingree Washington, DC
Jan. 14, 2015 Congressman Poliquin on Appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security Rep. Bruce Poliquin Washington, DC
Dec. 13, 2014 Senator Collins' Statement on Senate Passage of Federal Funding Bill Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Nov. 20, 2014 King Statement on President's Address on Immigration Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
Nov. 20, 2014 Statement about President Obama's Executive Action on Immigration Rep. Chellie Pingree Unknown
Nov. 13, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Executive Action on Immigration Rep. Chellie Pingree Washington, DC
July 31, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - House Should Stay in Session to Address Budget and Other Pressing Issues Rep. Chellie Pingree Washington, DC
July 31, 2014 King Statement on Upcoming Visit to Southwest Border Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
July 30, 2014 Bring Jobs Home Act Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
July 29, 2014 Time to Fix Immigration Problem Rep. Bruce Poliquin Unknown
July 17, 2014 Letter to Eric Holder, United States Attorney General, and Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security - Current Immigration Crisis Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
July 17, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Funding for the Office of Refugee Resettlement Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
July 11, 2014 King Decries Political Blame-Game Surrounding Border Crisis, Calls for Lawmakers to Cooperate to Find a Solution Sen. Angus King Brunswick, ME
June 26, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Send a Clear Message to Those Crossing the Border Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
March 31, 2014 Letter to John Carter, Chairman, and David Price, Ranking Member, of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security of the House Appropriations Committee - Eliminate Immigrant Detention Bed Quota Rep. Chellie Pingree Washington, DC
Feb. 12, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Immigration Detention Requirement Rep. Chellie Pingree Washington, DC
Oct. 3, 2013 Letter to Speaker John Boehner and Leader Nancy Pelosi - Comprehensive Immigration Reform with Strong Labor Protections Rep. Chellie Pingree Washington, DC
July 17, 2013 Senate Subcommittee Approves Bill Containing Senator Collins' Measure to Reject Land Border Fee Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
June 27, 2013 King Supports Final Passage of Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
June 27, 2013 Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act--Continued-- Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
June 24, 2013 Senator Collins' Statement on Immigration Vote in the Senate Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
June 21, 2013 King Files Amendments to Immigration Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
June 20, 2013 Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
June 20, 2013 Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
June 18, 2013 Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
May 28, 2013 Letter to Chairwoman Landrieu and Ranking Member Coats - Opposition to Proposed Border Crossing Fee Study Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
May 28, 2013 Letter to Chairwoman Landrieu and Ranking Member Coats - Opposition to Proposed Border Crossing Fee Study Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
April 25, 2013 Letter to The Honorable Barbara Mikulski, Chairwoman, The Honorable Richard Shelby, Vice Chairman of Committee on Appropriations, The Honorable Mary Landrieu, Chairwoman, and The Honorable Dan Coats, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security - Opposition to Border Fees at Northern, Southwester Border Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
March 21, 2013 Klobuchar, Moran, Collins, Heitkamp Introduce Bipartisan Immigration Legislation to Boost Number of Doctors as Part of Comprehensive Immigration Reform Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Nov. 30, 2012 Blumenthal, Portman, Bipartisan Coalition Secure Inclusion Of Groundbreaking Anti-Human Trafficking Legislation In NDAA Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Nov. 4, 2011 Letter to Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Department of Homeland Security Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Sept. 27, 2011 Letter to Janet Napolitano, Secretary, Homeland Security and Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General Rep. Chellie Pingree Washington, DC
July 14, 2011 Senator Collins' Statement on TSA's Risk-Based Screening Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
July 13, 2011 Hearing of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee - Ten Years After 9/11: Preventing Terrorist Travel Sen. Susan Collins Unknown
May 4, 2011 Hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee - Securing the Border: Progress at the Federal Level Sen. Susan Collins Unknown
May 4, 2011 Lieberman, Collins Dig Deep Into Border Security DHS Devising New Metrics to Measure Security Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
May 3, 2011 Almost Half of Illegal Immigrants Entered U.S. Legally but Stayed After Visa Expired Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Feb. 4, 2011 Senator Collins Comments on U.S./Canada Border Agreement Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Feb. 1, 2011 Senators Raise Alarms About Northern Border Security Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Jan. 7, 2011 New Law Targets Drug-Smuggling Across Canadian Border Sen. Susan Collins Unknown
Jan. 4, 2011 Senator Collins Hails Enactment Northern Border Counternarcotics Strategy Law Sen. Susan Collins Unknown
Dec. 21, 2010 With Recent Report Highlighting Gaps in Northern Border Security: Schumer, Gillibrand, Collins, Owens Announce Passage of Their Northern Border Counternarcotics Strategy Legislation Sen. Susan Collins Unknown
Dec. 9, 2010 Congresswoman Chellie Pingree Votes to Support DREAM Act Rep. Chellie Pingree Unknown
Feb. 9, 2010 Letter to President Obama, Majority Leader Reid, Speaker Pelosi, Chairman Schumer, And Chairwoman Lofgren - End Discrimination for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender Binational Families Rep. Chellie Pingree Unknown
Aug. 5, 2009 Senator Collins Issues Statement on Complaints Raised by Ice Officers, Draft Immigration Memo Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
May 7, 2009 Senator Collins Responds to Proposed Homeland Security Budget Sen. Susan Collins Unknown
Jan. 5, 2009 Senator Collins' Statement on Meeting with DHS Secretary Nominee Napolitano Sen. Susan Collins Unknown
Nov. 13, 2008 Communication Failures Allowed TB Patients to Cross Borders Undetected Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Sept. 13, 2008 Associated Press - "Maine Candidates Respond to AP Questions" Sen. Susan Collins Augusta, ME
July 10, 2008 Letter to The Honorable Gene L. Dodaro, Acting Comptroller General of the United States, U.S. Government Accountability Office Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
May 30, 2008 Letter to The Honorable R. David Paulison, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Jan. 17, 2008 Statement on ID Requirements at Border Crossings Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Nov. 14, 2007 Letter to The Honorable Michael Chertoff Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Oct. 18, 2007 Senator Collins Issues Statement on News Report that TB Infected Foreign National Crossed US Border Multiple Times, Took Numberous Flights Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Sept. 26, 2007 Statement of Senator Susan M. Collins on the Nomination of the Honorable Julie L. Myers to be Assistant Secretary, Department of Homeland Security Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Sept. 12, 2007 Hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee - the Nomination of Julie L. Myers Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
May 22, 2007 Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
May 21, 2007 Senator Collins Introduces Legislation To Prevent Fraud Of H-1B Visa Program Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Feb. 22, 2007 Senator Collins Praises DHS' New Identification Standards For Students And Children At Border; Still Pushing For Alternative Standards For All US Citi Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Feb. 22, 2007 Senator Collins Praises DHS' New Identification Standards For Students And Children At Bordser; Still Pushing For Alternative Staqndards For All US Ci Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Feb. 13, 2007 Senator Collins Concerned About Homeland Security Cuts To First Reponders & Underfunding For Port And Chemical Facility Security Sen. Susan Collins Unknown
Nov. 28, 2006 Press Release - GAO Report Indiates Up to 30,000 Citizenship Applications Processed Without Consultation of Important Background Materials Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2006 Dept of Agriculture Agrees to Delay Collection of Inspection Fees at maine-Canada Border Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Sept. 21, 2006 Chairman Collins Releases Statement on DHS Decision to Award Secure Border Initiative Contract to Boeing Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
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