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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
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
March 19, 2013 Smith Questions ICE Director about Release of Illegal Immigrant Detainees
Feb. 12, 2013 Smith: Amnesty Kills American Jobs
Feb. 11, 2013 Smith: President's Policies Should Put Americans First
Jan. 29, 2013 Smith: Immigration Laws Aren't Broken, They Just Aren't Enforced
Jan. 28, 2013 Smith: Senate Amnesty Proposal Will Only Encourage More Illegal Immigration
Nov. 30, 2012 House Approves STEM Legislation
Oct. 5, 2012 Letter to The Honorable Janet Napolitano, Secretary Department of Homeland Security
Sept. 20, 2012 Letter to The Honorable Janet Napolitano, Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
Sept. 20, 2012 STEM Jobs Act of 2012
Sept. 20, 2012 Hearing of the House Judiciary Committee - "STEM Jobs Act of 2012"
Sept. 20, 2012 Smith on STEM Jobs Act Vote: Democrats Vote Against Jobs and Economy
Sept. 18, 2012 Smith Introduces the STEM Jobs Act
Sept. 14, 2012 Smith Releases Draft STEM Legislation
Sept. 12, 2012 Smith Statement on Administration's Approval of Amnesty Applications
Sept. 11, 2012 Reauthorizing Certain Visa Programs
Sept. 11, 2012 Reauthorizing Certain Visa Programs
Aug. 24, 2012 Smith: Administration Cooks the Books to Achieve Deportation Numbers
Aug. 24, 2012 Smith and Aderholt to DHS: Don't Retaliate Against ICE Agents
Aug. 23, 2012 Texas Republicans Support ICE Agents Suing Administration Over Amnesty Program
Aug. 14, 2012 Smith: Illegal Immigrants at the Top of President's Jobs Agenda
Aug. 13, 2012 Smith and Grassley: How Will DHS Prevent Fraud and Abuse in Amnesty Program?
Aug. 1, 2012 Congressman Smith on the Administration's Lax Immigration Policies
July 31, 2012 House Judiciary Report Finds Administration's Lax Immigration Policies Are Deadly
July 31, 2012 Student Visa Reform Act
July 12, 2012 Broad Coalition Calls for STEM Bill
July 3, 2012 Smith Demands Answers on Administration's Deceptive Amnesty
June 25, 2012 Smith on Arizona Supreme Court Ruling
June 19, 2012 The Hill - Much More Can be Done on Immigration Before Election
June 15, 2012 Smith: Administrative DREAM Act Ignores Rule of Law
June 15, 2012 Christian Science Monitor - Lamar Smith: Obama's Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants is Against the Law
May 1, 2012 The President 'Can't Wait' to Ignore Our Laws
May 1, 2012 The National Review Online - The President "Can't Wait' to Ignore Our Laws
April 25, 2012 Thousands Benefit from Obama's Backdoor Amnesty
April 24, 2012 Smith: Arizona Law Should Be Upheld
April 18, 2012 Hearing of the Immigration Policy and Enforcement Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee - Document Fraud in Employment Authorization: How an E-Verify Requirement Can Help
March 19, 2012 Allowing Israeli Eligibility for Certain Visas
March 7, 2012 Hearing of the Immigration Policy and Enforcement Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee - H.R. 3808, the Scott Gardner Act
March 1, 2012 Letter to Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General of Department of Justice and Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security
Feb. 24, 2012 Smith: Backdoor Amnesty Data Just the Beginning
Feb. 17, 2012 Smith: Terrorists Continue to Exploit Immigration Loopholes
Feb. 15, 2012 Hearing of the Immigration Policy and Enforcement Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee - Safeguarding the Integrity of the Immigration Benefits Adjudication Process
Feb. 9, 2012 Hearing of the Immigration Policy and Enforcement Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee - Regional Perspectives on Agricultural Guestworker Programs
Feb. 6, 2012 Roll Call - Smith: President Is Ignoring Immigration Laws
Feb. 6, 2012 The Corner - Media Ignores the Facts on Illegal Immigration
Jan. 31, 2012 The Hill - President Should Back Up his Rhetoric with Real Reform
Jan. 23, 2012 Smith: Dangerous Criminal Immigrants Deserve No Favors from U.S.
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