"As a whole, these legislative initiatives mirror federal objectives and further a legitimate state goal."
WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, August 30, 2011, Judicial Watch attorney Michael Bekesha will testify before the Pennsylvania House State Government Committee on the "National Security Begins at Home" legislative package. This legislation is designed to address the illegal immigration crisis by shutting down public benefits, employment access and other economic incentives that draw illegal aliens to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The Pennsylvania House State Government Committee Majority Chairman is Representative Daryl Metcalfe. The Committee Minority Chairman is Babette Josephs. The hearings will take place today at 1 p.m. and on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. To view the proceedings live, log on to RepMetcalfe.com beginning at 12:55 p.m. this afternoon and at 9:25 a.m. on Wednesday morning.
Mr. Bekesha's testimony will take place:
- Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2011
- Time: 2:50 – 3:10 p.m. ET
- Location: Room 140, Main Capitol, Harrisburg, PA
Judicial Watch is engaged in nationwide fight to enforce our nation's immigration laws and currently represents Arizona State Legislature in the Obama administration's legal assault on SB 1070, Arizona's illegal immigration law. With his testimony today Mr. Bekesha will argue that the "National Security Begins at Home" legislative package is completely consistent with federal law and lawfully addresses the illegal immigration crisis:
"[t]he "National Security Begins at Home" legislative package could not be clearer. Its intended purpose is to protect the citizens of Pennsylvania from the adverse effects of illegal immigration. As a whole, these legislative initiatives mirror federal objectives and further a legitimate state goal. They ensure compliance with federal law and attempt to curb the effects of the estimated 140,000 illegal aliens and to decrease the approximate $1.4 billion yearly costs associated to healthcare, education, incarceration, and other expenses for illegal aliens."
Click here to read Mr. Bekesha's prepared testimony in full.
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