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Lamar Smith's Public Statements on Issue: Immigration

Full Name: Lamar S. Smith
Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 21, Republican
First Elected: 11/04/1986
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 21
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary March 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Beth; 2 Children
Birth Date: 11/19/1947
Birth Place: San Antonio, TX
Home City: San Antonio, TX
Religion: Christian Scientist
Date Title
Issue Position: Border Security
Issue Position: Immigration and Border Security
Issue Position: Border Security
July 8, 2014 Smith: Not a Funding Problem, an Enforcement Problem
July 2, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Stop Policies Putting Child Immigrants at Risk
June 30, 2014 President's Amnesty Promise Causes Surge
June 30, 2014 Smith: Amnesty is Not the Answer
June 19, 2014 Border Patrol: President's Amnesty Promise Causes Surge
June 19, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States- Deploy National Guard to the Border
May 20, 2014 President Obama Approves "Prison Break"
May 12, 2014 Smith: ICE Authorizes Worst "Prison break" in History
April 2, 2014 Administration Releases Dangerous Criminal Illegal Immigrants
March 31, 2014 Smith: Recent CIS Report Highlights Dangerous Catch and Release of Criminal Immigrants
March 26, 2014 Smith Criticizes Democrats' Petition to Force Immigration Vote
March 11, 2014 Voters Oppose Path to Citizenship
March 6, 2014 Immigration Coverage Biased
Feb. 28, 2014 Smith Forms Border Security Caucus
Feb. 11, 2014 Letter to Gene Dodaro, Comtroller General of the United States - Investigate Cost of Asylum Fraud to Taxpayers
Jan. 28, 2014 Smith Responds to State of the Union Add
Jan. 2, 2014 Smith: California Court Undermines Rule of Law
Oct. 8, 2013 Smith: Obama Administration Rolls Out Red Carpet for Immigration Protest
Oct. 2, 2013 Smith: House Dems Put Illegal Immigrants Above American Workers
June 27, 2013 Smith: Senate Should Reject Amnesty Bill
June 26, 2013 Smith Bill to Expand E-Verify Approved by Committee
June 26, 2013 House Judiciary Committee Approves Bill to Expand E-Verify Nationwide
June 25, 2013 Listen to the American People
June 25, 2013 Smith: Senate Immigration Bill Ignores What Most Americans Want
June 14, 2013 Smith: Senate Fails to Protect American Workers and Taxpayers
June 4, 2013 Border Enforcement Bill "Critical"
June 4, 2013 Chairman Poe Announces Introduction of IRC Border Protection Strategy
May 20, 2013 Senate Immigration Bill Helps Illegal Immigrants, Not Americans
May 9, 2013 Gowdy, Smith Introduce Keep Our Communities Safe Act
May 9, 2013 Senate Immigration Bill Threatens National Security
May 8, 2013 The Immigration Bill Threatens Public Safety
May 7, 2013 Senate Immigration Bill Costs $6.3 Trillion
May 7, 2013 Smith: Senate Immigration Bill Costs Too Much
May 6, 2013 Immigration Bill Opposed
April 26, 2013 Listen to the People
April 26, 2013 Congressman Smith Introduces Bill to Expand E-Verify
April 25, 2013 The Senate Immigration Bill Provides Cover for Terrorists
April 24, 2013 Border Never Secured
April 23, 2013 Put American's Safety First
April 18, 2013 Amnesty Defined
April 17, 2013 Smith: Senate Bill Worse Than We Thought
April 17, 2013 Senate Immigration Bill Worse Than We Thought
April 16, 2013 Senate Immigration Bill Strikes Out
April 16, 2013 Smith: Senate Strikes Out on Immigration Proposal
April 15, 2013 Flawed Immigration Proposal
April 15, 2013 Smith: Senate Immigration Proposal is Fatally Flawed
April 12, 2013 Smith Column -- Immigration Enforcement First
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