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Members Question Sec. Napolitano on Border, Immigration

Washington, DC
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is on Capitol Hill for the second time in as many weeks to discuss her department's border security and immigration enforcement records.

Members of the House Judiciary Committee are asking Sec. Napolitano about the security of the Southwest border, in light of a recent Government Accountability Office report that found only 44% of that border is in "operational control" of the U.S. Border Patrol. 

On the subject of immigration, the committee's GOP majority say that the Obama Administration's enforcement efforts have led to  "unemployed Americans competing with illegal immigrants for scarce jobs."  Members may also ask about the status of undocumented immigrants who are involved in removal proceedings.

Secretary Napolitano assumed her current position when President Obama took office in 2009; prior to that she was Governor of Arizona and before that was Attorney General of that state.

Updated: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 4:49pm (ET)

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