Corker Says Immigration Bill Amendment Is 119 New Pages, Not 1,200

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Senator Bob Corker issued a statement on Sunday to clarify that 1,100 pages of the immigration bill have been public since May.    

 

“I’ve seen reports of a ‘1,200 page bill’ no one has read or had time to read.

To be clear, the tough border and interior enforcement provisions that Senator Hoeven and I offered on Friday make up 119 pages added to the 1,100 pages that have been public since May,” said Senator Corker.  

 

He said the Hoeven-Corker amendment "mandates an unprecedented surge of security at the southern border, implements tough interior enforcement to curb de facto amnesty, and helps prevent abuse of federal benefits."

He also said he wanted to "clarify misleading reports that Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano would not be required to build an additional 350 miles of fencing along the southern U.S. border under the Hoeven-Corker Border Security amendment:"

 

Senator Corker said, “I don’t know how to make it any clearer. If the Hoeven-Corker amendment becomes law, 10 years must pass and there must be 700 miles of pedestrian fencing and 20,000 additional border patrol agents along the southern border before a Green Card is issued to those with RPI status.  Reports that say otherwise are misleading.”  

 

Section 3 of the Hoeven-Corker amendment makes it clear that before RPIs can adjust to lawful permanent resident status, the Southern Border Fencing Strategy must be implemented, putting in place “no fewer than 700 miles of pedestrian fencing”.  The limitation in Section 5 states that DHS has some discretion in where the fencing gets constructed as it drafts its strategy.  Section 5 does not reference and therefore does not limit the requirements in Section 3 to establish 700 miles of pedestrian fencing.

Senator Corker also said, “I’ve been in the Senate for six years, and this is the first time that I’ve had the opportunity to vote on a bill that spends $46 billion over 10 years, and, in the same period, returns $197 billion to the Treasury without raising taxes and while promoting economic growth.  I don’t know of a business in America that wouldn’t relish that return on investment.”


 Read more about the amendment here: http://1.usa.gov/132d2SG.

 


Reward Offered In Investigation Of Flag Vandalism In Whitfield County

Jonathan Miller, 37, Convicted On 2 Counts Of Child Molestation In Catoosa County

Georgia Has 174 More COVID Deaths And 4,103 New Cases


A $1,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the vandalism and theft of American flags and POW flags displayed near the Whitfield ... (click for more)

Jonathan William Miller, 37, was convicted on Tuesday, in a Catoosa County Superior Court of two counts of child molestation against a 12-year-old family member. For years, Miller sexually ... (click for more)

Georgia state health officials reported on Thursday there have been 174 additional deaths due to the coronavirus. The current total is 21,143. There are 4,103 new cases as that total reaches ... (click for more)



Breaking News

Reward Offered In Investigation Of Flag Vandalism In Whitfield County

A $1,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the vandalism and theft of American flags and POW flags displayed near the Whitfield County Courthouse on Sept. 11. The flags, part of the American Legion’s “Avenue of Flags” display that coincides with national holidays including Patriots Day and Independence Day, ... (click for more)

Jonathan Miller, 37, Convicted On 2 Counts Of Child Molestation In Catoosa County

Jonathan William Miller, 37, was convicted on Tuesday, in a Catoosa County Superior Court of two counts of child molestation against a 12-year-old family member. For years, Miller sexually molested a young girl in Tennessee and continued the abuse when the family moved into Georgia in September 2019. Miller instructed the victim to lie about the abuse if questioned, which ... (click for more)

Opinion

Thoughts On The County Commission And Redistricting

So they say it's time for redistricting. 'Redistricting' means carving up Hamilton County into nine sections of approximately equal population, right? And, as always, we're promised fairness in the process. But 'equal' is supposedly subject to topography and other unavoidable factors, and it's definitely subject to political whim. And 'fairness' is a very flexible term whose definition ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Obit Calls Out Culprits

The first paragraph of a woman’s obituary in Illinois earlier this month was an eye-opener. “Springfield, IL—Candace Cay (Kruger) Ayers, 66, of Springfield, passed away on September 3, 2021, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, IL. She was preceded in death by more than 4,531,799 others (globally) who were infected with COVID-19. She was vaccinated but was infected by others who ... (click for more)

Sports

Chattanooga FC: Potential Is The Key Word For Bahena, Hurtado And Rodriguez

Ricardo Bahena could be seen on the wing at the end of Chattanooga FC’s Thursday practice, working on driving toward his defender before whipping crosses into the box. Next to the 19-year-old was coach Peter Fuller, who gave the teenager specialized instructions as clouds loomed overhead. “You have to do what I was doing today, which is spending time working with and coaching ... (click for more)

Dan Fleser: Vols Trying To Process Lessons Learned From Pittsburgh Loss

Operating on the premise there’s much to be gained from a loss, Josh Heupel was especially observant this week. Tennessee’s first-year head football coaching watched every move his players made following last Saturday’s loss to Pittsburgh. Everything from their attentiveness in meetings to their competitiveness on the practice field was scrutinized. Did they process the result ... (click for more)