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Immigration Reform News and Impact on US Homeland Security Oct 2, 2013 - Biometric Identification Of Americans

Right Side News Reports on the latest Senate and House actions on immigration reform policy from the Federation from Immigration Reform.

•GOP Leaders Plan Immigration Push after Debt Ceiling DebateNo to Amnesty

•Biometric Bill Does Little to Secure Borders

•White House Sees "Positive Signs" from House GOP that Senate Amnesty Bill Will Become Law

•Members of Homeland Security Committee Take Administration to Task for Entry-Exit Failure

•Pro-Amnesty Groups Plan October Push

•ICE Says Murder of California Mother by Illegal Alien Could Have Been Prevented

GOP Leaders Plan Immigration Push after Debt Ceiling Debate

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How to Fix H.R. 3141, The Biometric Exit Improvement Act of 2013

"On October 9, 2013, the House Homeland Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security Chairwoman Candice Miller (R-Mich.) and Ranking Member Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.) were scheduled to hold a meeting to mark up their bill, H.R. 3141, "The Biometric Exit Improvement Act of 2013". The meeting was postponed but the committee should be commended for trying to deal with this issue in a considered manner, and for seeking to build consensus on a difficult issue that has plagued the U.S. immigration system since 1996. Based upon 9/11 Commission recommendations and the statutory requirements that currently exist, a biometric exit is crucial to national security, immigration, and commercial needs of the United States. Without its full implementation prior to passage of H.R. 3141, critical data will be permanently lost.

Significant changes are warranted to make the legislation reflect advancements in technology and to enable the Department of Homeland Security to carry out the mandate, including authorization for funds, perhaps the most essential missing piece to the legislation as drafted."

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