Mr. Speaker, one of the most important issues endangering our national security is not only the free flow of illegal immigrants across our border, but the policies put into place by city and local governments that provide ``sanctuary day labor hideouts'' for illegals.

These day labor hideouts or centers provide illegal people work and job training. They do so under the protection of a ``don't ask, don't tell'' policy with regard to workers' immigration status and flirt dangerously close with breaking United States labor laws. The most alarming point is that centers are paid for by U.S. taxpayers. They operate using Federal funding and enjoy a 501(c)(3) tax exempt status.

Mr. Speaker, why are we providing job training for illegals when many Americans are looking for work and job training? There are over 80 day labor centers in the United States and most of them have been open in the last 5 to 7 years, showing an alarming escalation in sanctuary hideout policies.

Mr. Speaker, we will never acquire true national security until we first secure our borders. In order to do so we must bring an end to ``sanctuary hideouts'' that provide day labor centers at the expense of Americans.

Mr. Speaker, this ought not to be.