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Immigration: Many Questions, A Few Answers

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Publication Date: October 2007

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Lamar Smith

Series: Heritage Lecture

Topic: Law and ethics (Immigration law)
Population and demographics (Immigrants and aliens)

Keywords: Immigration; Texas; birthright citizenship; entitlement spending

Type: Speech

Coverage: United States


U.S. immigration laws are not broken, they are not enforced. Illegal immigrants impose a great cost to the U.S. Congress is long overdue in making sure the Fourteenth Amendment is correctly interpreted and that employment eligibility verification and employers fines for immigration violations are enforced.