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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
Primary March 4, 2014
General Nov. 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
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 The Corner - Media Ignores the Facts on Illegal Immigration
Feb. 6, 2012 Roll Call - Smith: President Is Ignoring Immigration Laws
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.
Jan. 19, 2012 Smith on Pilot Program Results: Backdoor Amnesty Only Works for Illegal Immigrants
Jan. 6, 2012 Smith: President Obama Bending Long Established Rules
Jan. 3, 2012 Smith: Administration Gives Stamp of Approval to Visa Fraud
Dec. 20, 2011 Smith to Administration: Keep National Guard on Border
Dec. 8, 2011 Smith to DHS: Produce Documents or Face Contempt
Nov. 29, 2011 Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2011
Nov. 4, 2011 Subpoena Issued to DHS for Secure Communities Data
Nov. 2, 2011 Immigration Subcommittee Votes to Authorize DHS Subpoena
Oct. 26, 2011 Hearing of the House Judiciary Committee - Oversight Hearing on the Department of Homeland Security
Oct. 18, 2011 The Sacramento Bee - E-Verify Would Cut Down on Illegal Workers
Oct. 12, 2011 Hearing of the Immigration Policy and Enforcement Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee - Oversight Hearing on: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement: Priorities and the Rule of Law
Oct. 5, 2011 Hearing of the Immigration Policy and Enforcement Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee - "STEM the Tide: Should America Try to Prevent an Exodus of Foreign Graduates of U.S. Universities with Advanced Science Degrees?"
Sept. 27, 2011 Letter to Janet Napolitano, Secretary, Homeland Security and Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General
Sept. 14, 2011 Pass E-Verify to Create American Jobs
Sept. 14, 2011 Hearing of the Immigration Policy and Enforcement Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee - Investor Visa Program: Key to Creating American Jobs
Sept. 9, 2011 Smith and Gallegly: California Bill Shows Federal E-Verify Law Needed
Sept. 8, 2011 Hearing of the Immigration Policy and Enforcement Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee - H.R. 2847, the "American Specialty Agriculture Act"
Aug. 1, 2011 Suspending Immigration Status Petition and Interview Time Requirement for Members of Armed Forces
Aug. 1, 2011 Non-Immigrant Nurses Visa Reauthorization
July 25, 2011 Smith to President: Amnesty Buries U.S. in Debt
July 20, 2011 Committee Approves Bill to Eliminate Visa Lottery
July 5, 2011 Letter to the Honorable Janet Napolitano
June 15, 2011 Hearing of the Immigration Policy and Enforcement Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee - H.R. 2164, "The Legal Workforce Act"
June 13, 2011 Los Angeles Times - E-Verify Works; Let's Use It
May 26, 2011 Smith Statement on Supreme Court's Decision Upholding E-Verify Law
May 11, 2011 Smith: DREAM Act Exacerbates Illegal Immigration Problem
May 10, 2011 Smith: President's Immigration Speech Far From Reality
May 5, 2011 Chairman Smith Introduces Secure Visas Act
April 13, 2011 Hearing of the Immigration Policy and Enforcement Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee - H-2A Visa Program: Meeting the Growing Needs of American Agriculture
March 31, 2011 Hearing of the Immigration Policy and Enforcement Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee - "H-1B Visas: Designing a Program to Meet the Needs of the U.S. Economy and U.S. Workers"
March 29, 2011 Eight In Ten Apprehended Illegal Immigrants Not Prosecuted
March 18, 2011 Smith: Immigrant Criminals Should Be Detained and Deported
March 18, 2011 Smith Joins Amicus Brief: Law Shouldn't Reward Illegal Behavior
March 10, 2011 Hearing of the Immigration Policy and Enforcement Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee - "New Jobs in Recession and Recovery: Who Are Getting Them and Who Are Not"
March 6, 2011 Ventura County Star - Illegal Immigration's Toll on State's Deficit
March 1, 2011 Hearing of the Immigration Policy and Enforcement Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee - Making Immigration Work for American Minorities
Feb. 24, 2011 Smith: Terror Plot is Failure of Immigration System
Feb. 10, 2011 Hearing of the Immigration Policy and Enforcement Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee - E-Verify - Preserving Jobs for American Workers
Jan. 31, 2011 Smith Response to Secretary Napolitano's University of Texas Address
Jan. 18, 2011 Smith Statement Regarding GAO Report on E-Verify
Dec. 21, 2010 Northern Border Counternarcotics Strategy Act of 2010
Dec. 14, 2010 Media Coverage of DREAM Act Shows Bias
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