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Senate opens immigration hearings with Republicans grilling Napolitano on border security

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Lawmakers clashed Wednesday over border security and enforcement at the first Senate hearing held as part of a renewed push for immigration reform, with Republicans challenging Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano’s claim that their concerns are just an “excuse” for inaction.

On the heels of President Obama’s State of the Union address in which he called for immigration legislation, Republicans senators sounded skeptical about recent administration reports stating U.S. borders are secure.

“I do not believe the border is secure and I still believe we have a long, long way to go,” Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn said during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.

His remarks were followed by testimony from Chris Crane, president of the union representing Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, who said agency morale is at a record low because agents are limited in arresting people for illegally entering and living in the United States.

“Each year, ICE leadership finds new excuses to justify the low morale,” he said. “Most Americans would be surprised to know that immigration agents are regularly prohibited from enforcing the two most fundamental sections of United States immigration law.”

Napolitano began testimony Wednesday by suggesting Republicans and others are looking for ways to block comprehensive reform.

“Too often the border security refrain simply serves as an excuse,” she said. “Our borders have in fact never been stronger.”

But a top committee Republican, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, contradicted Napolitano, saying the administration has not focused sufficiently on enforcement.
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  1. John F.

    February 14th, 2013

    God, she’s a beast.

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  2. Bad Brad

    February 14th, 2013

    They should have stuck with hamburgers and hot dogs, there’s not enough catchup in the world.

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  3. Stranded in Sonoma

    February 14th, 2013

    So that was the fat grilling noise I heard earlier!

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  4. Tim

    February 14th, 2013

    Senator: “Nappy … uh, scuse me, Secretary Pinhead … uh … Secretary Clown … what’s your favorite color?”

    Nappy the Clown: “Well, I think that in the interest of security and uh … that other stuff … that I should just leave it at that.”

    Senator: “My goodness! You are stunningly clever! And quite attractive, if I may say so.”

    Nappy the Clown: “Well, I think that, you know, if the shoe fits, ya gotta wear socks … and I might be interested if ya bring yer wife … you’re not gay, are ya?”

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  5. mike stoddard

    February 14th, 2013

    I don’t like to call or insult other people,but she has to be one of the dumbest person walking on he face of this planet.Guess she fits right in with the rest of the Obama loving progressive loons.

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  6. grayscape

    February 14th, 2013

    Is she showing us the size of her ball sack?

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  7. Napolitano

    February 14th, 2013

    Napolitano ice cream,my favorite when I was a kid.

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