Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Smith Statement on White House Immigration Plans

Sep 6, 2014
Press Release

Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21) today responded to reports that President Obama plans to take executive actions on immigration following the November election.

Congressman Lamar Smith: "The White House's decision to delay executive action on immigration until after the election is an open admission that the president intends to take actions that the majority of Americans oppose. This is no surprise, coming from an Administration that has avoided accountability and transparency at every turn. I continue to urge the president to take measured, legal actions that Americans support to address the surge at our Southern border." 

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.