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  • Hsa Technical Corrections Act

    by Representative Jeff Duncan

    Posted on 2015-12-08

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    DUNCAN of South Carolina. Mr. Speaker, I thank the chairman for yielding.

    We have talked a lot in the last couple of weeks about the visa waiver program, visas in general, and Syrian refugees. Let me remind this body and the American people that 49 percent of all illegals in this country didn't cross our southern border; they came here with a permission slip in their hand, known as a visa. And they chose to overstay that visa. Now they are categorized as visa overstays. These overstays are people that we trusted by giving them a permission slip to come into our great country.

    There are six words that ought to be brought up as we talk about this issue: secure the border, enforce the laws. That is how you keep America safe.

    I want to tell you, national security is at stake here. Americans are concerned. I won't say Americans are afraid, but they are concerned. They expect us to do our job to secure this great Nation. They expect us to look into the visa waiver program. They expect us to look into the refugees and the vetting process. They expect us to keep them safe.

    We ought to talk about securing the border and enforcing the laws. We are not chasing footprints in the desert with regard to the visa overstays. We know who these people are. They have had an interview at a consulate or embassy. We probably have a thumbprint, a picture, a name. We probably have an address of where they are going.

    Let's keep our eye on the ball here. Americans expect us to keep them safe, and that is by reviewing the visa waiver program, that is considering the vetting process, and that is enforcing the law. Let's secure our Nation.

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