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Heritage Event: Rethinking Immigration Proposals: Security and Enforcement Gaps

Recorded on August 3, 2006

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

The 1986 immigration reform effort has, by all accounts, been a failure. As immigration and border security reform legislation is passed in the House and the Senate, and new proposals are on the table, the failures of 1986 must be identified to be avoided. We must ask whether the loopholes that provided sanctuary to terrorists, criminals, and perpetrators of fraud are still on the table or - twenty years later - have we learned from those mistakes. Join us as we engage Assistant Secretary Stewart A. Baker in discussion about the flaws in immigration enforcement provisions authored by Congress and what can be done to rectify and strengthen them.