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    A secure border should not just be a priority, it should be a reality. That’s why the House Judiciary Committee passed the Michael Davis, Jr. In Honor of State and Local Law Enforcement Act (H.R. 1148), which is an updated version of the SAFE Act. This bill, which I co-sponsored, removes the President’s ability to unilaterally shut down immigration enforcement, and strengthens the interior enforcement of our immigration laws by allowing state and local governments to enforce federal immigration law. I am also supporting H.Res.11, to authorize t...

    Currently, there are laws forbidding individuals from receiving Social Security payments if they are here illegally. However, their entire work history – even work done as an illegal immigrant – can still count towards Social Security benefits if the individual later becomes a legal U.S. resident. In my opinion, that makes no sense. That’s why I’m championing the No Social Security for Illegal Immigrants Act (H.R. 1716) to stop unauthorized work from counting towards Social Security credits. I will keep you updated on its progress as it moves t...

    Real quick note – just wanted to be sure you saw that H.Res.11 was recently introduced to provide the House of Representatives with the authority to initiate litigation regarding the failure of the President, the head of any department or agency, or any other officer of the executive branch, to act in accordance with their constitutional and legal duties regarding immigration laws. This will authorize the House of Representatives to legally determine in federal court whether President Obama’s unilateral immigration actions violate the Constitut...

    Did you know that the U.S. is one of the very few nations in the world without an official language? I recently cosponsored The English Language Unity Act (H.R. 997), to declare English as the official language of the United States, and require the U.S. government to conduct all official business in English materials. It’s a commonsense step, and also serves to promote the idea of unifying our country around a common language. One note – this bill is not to say that immigrants to our country should abandon their native roots. It is important fo...

    Wanted to loop you in on two very important bills I’ve been working on with the Judiciary Committee this past week: The first is an updated version of Congressman Gowdy’s SAFE Act (which I emailed you about earlier this year). This bill (H.R. 1148) removes the ability of the President to unilaterally shut down immigration enforcement, and strengthens the interior enforcement of our immigration laws by allowing state and local governments to enforce federal immigration law. The second bill is the Legal Workforce Act (H.R. 1147), which preserves ...

    Wanted to let you know that I just cosponsored a new anti-amnesty amendment to prevent funding to implement the Administration’s executive amnesty. The amendment was filed with the House Rules Committee this morning, as they meet to discuss the spending bill for the federal government. It is crucial that Congress uses all tools available to rein in the President’s overreach, and uphold the rule of law. Giving the power of the purse to Congress was not an accident, and it is time the Administration understands that adhering to the Constitution i...

    Tomorrow, the House is expected to vote on the Executive Amnesty Prevention Act (H.R. 5759). This bill, which I am supporting, affirms that, except within strict constitutional limits, the President does not have the authority to exempt whole categories of persons unlawfully present in the U.S. from removal, or defer from removal, from this country. Any executive action to the contrary is a violation of the law and thus has no legal effect. I also wanted to be sure you saw the Op-Ed that House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte publishe...

    Last week, Americans watched as our President announced sweeping changes to our nation’s immigration system. The bottom line of his decision? Amnesty. In a stunning example of executive overreach, the President took an action that he himself has said is one of the biggest problems facing America. “I take the Constitution very seriously. The biggest problems that we’re facing right now have to do with [the president] trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all. And that’s what I intend to reve...

    I’m sure by now you have heard the Administration’s justification for executive action on immigration: that Presidents Bush, Reagan, and “every president in the last 70 years” have acted unilaterally to address the immigration system. We could spend our time pointing out key differences between past presidents' actions on immigration, and the current Administration’s sweeping executive order, which will impact roughly 5 million people who are illegally in this country. But instead, I would like to focus on a different reason this is not justifi...

    Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04) issued the below statement following the President’s announcement tonight that he will take executive action on immigration: “We define ourselves as a nation of immigrants, but we also define ourselves as a nation built on the rule of law. The President’s announcement tonight not only bypasses Congress, it bypasses the Constitution of the United States. I stand in strong support of the House Judiciary Committee in its use of every tool at its disposal to fight the Administration’s unilateral action defying th...

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