Representative Lamar S. Smith's Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 21, Republican
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Issue Position: Border Security Issue Position: Border Security Issue Position: Immigration and Border Security 7/23/15 Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act 7/21/15 Americans Support Border Security, Not Legalization 7/08/15 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States of America - Cuba 7/07/15 Smith Speaks Out Against Sanctuary Cities 7/07/15 Sanctuary Cities Cost Innocent Lives 6/02/15 Support for More Border Control Hits Four-Year High 5/26/15 Smith Statement on Fifth Circuit Ruling on Immigration Executive Actions 5/14/15 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 5/11/15 Cornyn, Cruz, Goodlatte, Smith File Brief on President's Unconstitutional Immigration Actions 5/05/15 Letter to Chairman Pete Sessions, Committee on Rules: Urging Committee to Remove DACA Language from NDAA 4/27/15 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Central American Minors Refugee/Parole Program 4/16/15 Letter to Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States - Audit on United States Citizenship and Immigration Services 4/14/15 Voters Want More Deportations 3/20/15 Smith: Immigration Enforcement Bills Restore the Rule of Law 3/19/15 Smith Responds to Release of Criminal Illegal Immigrants 3/18/15 Goodlatte, Smith, Cornyn, Cruz File Brief Supporting Halt of President's Unilateral Immigration Actions 3/03/15 House Judiciary Committee Passes Smith's Immigration Enforcement Bill 2/28/15 Smith Opposes Funding Unlawful Executive Actions 2/27/15 Judiciary Committee Unveils Bills to Strengthen Enforcement and Integrity of Immigration Laws 2/20/15 The Hill - Obama to Seek Emergency Order Restarting Immigration Programs 2/20/15 Smith Reacts to DOJ Plans to Push Executive Actions 2/17/15 Smith Welcomes Court Order Halting Executive Actions on Immigration 2/13/15 Letter to Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader - Debate Blocking 2/04/15 Smith: E-Verify Bill "Turns Off the Jobs Magnet' for Illegal Immigration 2/03/15 The Boerne Star - Protect American Workers 1/30/15 Smith: Defund Executive Actions, Protect American Workers 1/14/15 Reps. Poe, Black, Smith Re-Introduce the Smart Border Act of 2015 1/14/15 Smith Votes to Defund President's Executive Actions 1/13/15 Top Ten Misreported Stories of 2014 1/12/15 Texans Back Bill Defunding Executive Amnesty 1/12/15 Congressman Farenthold Speaks Out Against the President's Unconstitutional Executive Amnesty Plan 1/08/15 Smith Bill Defunds Executive Amnesty While Strengthening Border Security 12/05/14 Letter to Greg Abbott, Governor-Elect of Texas - Texas' Lawsuit Against Executive Amnesty Action 12/05/14 Letter to Rick Perry, Governor of Texas - Texas' Lawsuit Against Executive Amnesty Action 12/04/14 Smith Votes to Condemn President's Executive Amnesty 12/03/14 Smith Statement in Support of Texas-led Lawsuit Challenging Executive Amnesty 11/21/14 Smith Statement on President's Executive Amnesty 11/19/14 Media Oppose Immigration Executive Orders 11/19/14 Smith: American People Oppose President's Plan 11/18/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Keep Promise On Immigration Reform 11/14/14 Smith: President Prefers Border Sabotage Over Border Security 11/13/14 Letter to Harold Rogers, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, Nita Lowey, Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee - Prevent Executive Amnesty 11/13/14 Smith Statement on President's Plans for Executive Action on Immigration 10/01/14 Smith: Enforcing the Law is Not Optional 9/22/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Revealing Immigration Recommendations to the Public 9/10/14 The President Should Listen to Voters 9/10/14 Rep. Smith, Sen. Cruz, Colleagues, Call on Senate to Act on House's Border Security Package