Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Smith Disappointed in Administration’s Immigration Proposal

Jan 26, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21) issued the following statement in response to the framework on immigration reform released by the White House.  

Congressman Smith: “I am disappointed in the administration’s immigration proposal. There is not much interior enforcement and it doesn’t include workforce verification, which would protect jobs for American workers. This proposal grants amnesty today and delays legal immigration reforms until a distant tomorrow. It is not a good deal for the American people. Immigration policy should put the interests of American workers and taxpayers first.”

Representative Smith is the former chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and its immigration subcommittee.