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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
Aug. 1, 2011 Non-Immigrant Nurses Visa Reauthorization
Aug. 1, 2011 Suspending Immigration Status Petition and Interview Time Requirement for Members of Armed Forces
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
Dec. 9, 2010 My Priorities for the New Congress
Dec. 8, 2010 Providing for Consideration of Senate Amendments to H.R. 5281, Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2010
Dec. 8, 2010 Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2010
Dec. 1, 2010 Media Coverage of Dream Act One-Sided
Dec. 1, 2010 Accrediation of English Language
Sept. 29, 2010 Media Show Bias in Immigration Coverage
Sept. 23, 2010 llegal Immigrants in Workforce Outnumber Unemployed Texans
Sept. 22, 2010 Immigration Tide has Turned Against Obama
Sept. 21, 2010 Obama Is Our 'Me First' Point Guard, Especially On Immigration
Sept. 15, 2010 Permitting Members of Congress to Administer the Oath of Allegiance to Applicants for Naturalization
Sept. 14, 2010 Immigration Reform Caucus Statements on Senator Reid's Plan to Include Immigration in the Defense Authorization Bill
Aug. 30, 2010 Letter to Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security
Aug. 10, 2010 Time to Reclaim our Country
Aug. 10, 2010 Emergency Border Security Supplemental Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2010
July 29, 2010 Media should give Facts on Immigration Law
July 29, 2010 No Enforcement means Lowers Wages, Higher Unemployment
July 20, 2010 Help Haitian Adoptees Immediately to Integrate Act of 2010
July 20, 2010 International Adoption Harmonization Act of 2010
July 19, 2010 Sanctuary Policies Endanger American Lives
July 1, 2010 Obama Fails to Protect American Jobs
June 30, 2010 President Obama's Handling of Immigration
June 28, 2010 Kagan Has Some Explaining to Do Today
June 24, 2010 Letter to the Honorable Jeff Sessions, Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee
June 23, 2010 Letter to the Honorable The Honorable John T. Morton, Assistant Secretary of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
June 23, 2010 Reclaim American Jobs Caucus: Obama Labor Secretary Should Help Jobless Americans
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