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Hearing Hearing Date: April 27, 2017 10:00 am 2154 Rayburn HOB

The Border Wall: Strengthening our National Security

Subject
The Border Wall: Strengthening our National Security
Date
April 27, 2017
Time
10:00 am
Place
2154 Rayburn HOB
PURPOSE:
  • To discuss the costs of illegal immigration and the benefits that a border wall would provide to national security, economy, and respect for the rule of law.
BACKGROUND:
  • More than 11 million undocumented aliens are illegally present in the US straining federal and state resources, specifically law enforcement resources with regard to gang and violent criminal activity.
  • The Center for Immigration Studies reports that, “if a border wall stopped between 160,000 and 200,000 illegal crossers . . . the fiscal savings would equal the $12 to $15 billion cost of the wall.”
  • The Subcommittee is interested in learning more about the potential economic and security benefits of the border wall, as well as best practices.

 

Witnesses and testimonies:

Dr. Steven Camarota, Ph.D.

Director of Research
Center for Immigration Studies

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Mr. Brandon Judd

President
National Border Patrol Council

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Ms. Maria Espinoza

Director
The Remembrance Project

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Ms. Agnes Gibboney

Mother whose son was killed by an illegal immigrant


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The Honorable Seth Stodder

Former Assistant Secretary
Border, Immigration, & Trade Policy U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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