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Since 1995, the Republican Congress has dramatically increased spending on border security and immigration enforcement - from $1.2 billion to $12.7 billion - and more than doubled the number of Border Patrol agents, from 5,000 to 12,000. However, despite these improvements, illegal immigrants continue to flood across our borders and make their way into our country. It's clear that we need a new approach to border security, and that's exactly what House Republicans are working to provide.

In July and August, House Republicans held hearings and conducted site visits to talk to the people who deal firsthand with the problem of illegal immigration. This September, House Republicans unveiled their "Border
Security Now" agenda, and have passed a series of bills designed to strengthen our nation's border security.
August 15, 2006
Energy and Commerce Committee
Dalton, GA - What is the impact of the Reid-Kennedy bill’s amnesty provisions on the health care delivery system and for individual American taxpayers?
August 17, 2006
Intelligence Committee
Sierra Vista, AZ - What is the state of technical surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities for monitoring the efforts of terrorists and drug cartels to infiltrate American soil through the Southern Border?
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GOP Immigration Reform Principles
What everyone should know about the Reid-Kennedy Senate Immigration bill
U.S. House Prepares to Vote on Three Major Border Security Bills Today
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