Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Smith: President Plans to Make Border Problems Worse

Jul 31, 2014
Press Release

Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21) today released the following statement regarding the current situation on the U.S. Southern border.

Congressman Lamar Smith: “The president owns the border crisis because his policies created it. He needs to take responsibility for his own actions. Contrary to his oath of office to enforce laws, he has given amnesty to almost a million illegal immigrants in the U.S. This has inevitably led to more illegal immigration. The president could halt the border surge now if he enforced current immigration law. He has decided not to fix this problem.

“The president has repeatedly threatened to take even more unlawful actions to expand amnesty and make the current border problems worse. That is one of the reasons why I voted this week to bring a lawsuit against the Obama administration. In addition to the president’s failure to implement Obamacare, the border crisis is another grievance the American people have with this runaway presidency.”

Smith recently sent a letter to President Obama listing actions he could immediately take to improve the situation along the border. The letter was signed by all 24 Texas Republican Members of the House of Representatives and both Senators.