Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
Twitter icon
Facebook icon
YouTube icon
RSS icon

Smith: Memos ‘Overturn Dangerous Immigration Policies of President Obama’

Feb 21, 2017
Press Release

San Antonio – Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) issued the following statement in response to Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly issuing enforcement memos for the agency on implementing President Trump’s border and interior executive orders.

Rep. Smith: “The American people should thank Secretary Kelly for issuing two enforcement memorandums today that overturn the dangerous immigration policies of President Obama. Secretary Kelly’s actions return the Department of Homeland Security to its central mission. 

“These actions prioritize the deportation of criminal immigrants, allocate resources to construct physical barriers along our southern border, and increase the number of immigration and border personnel to keep our communities safe from the scourge of illegal immigration.”