What: All Issues : Labor Rights : Rights of Public Employees : HR 3231. INS Reform/Vote to Exclude Civil Service Protections to INS Employees. (2002 house Roll Call 114)
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HR 3231. INS Reform/Vote to Exclude Civil Service Protections to INS Employees.
house Roll Call 114     Apr 25, 2002
Progressive Position:
Nay
Progressive Result:
Win

The inability of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) to prevent the September 11th hijackers from entering the country left most in Congress eager to reform the agency. A bill in the House with broad bipartisan support split the INS into two bureaus and placed it in a new Agency for Immigration Affairs. Issa (R-CA) proposed an amendment to this bill that would have excluded employees of the new agency from civil service protections, which meant they could be fired at will and would be left with little recourse against disciplinary actions in general. Progressives opposed this amendment, because they felt there was no need to undo hardfought protections for federal employees in order to make the agency function. Most members of the House agreed, and the amendment was rejected 145-272.

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