Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Smith Votes to Keep Communities Safe and Protect American Workers

Jun 21, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) gave the following statement on his vote in support of the Securing America’s Future Act (H.R. 4760).

Rep. Smith: “The Securing America’s Future Act secures our borders, implements workforce verification to end the illegal jobs magnet, reduces chain immigration, bolsters interior enforcement, and prevents abuse of our asylum laws. 

“The bill delivers on the president’s pledge to voters to complete physical barriers along our southern border, penalize lawless sanctuary cities, and end the Obama Administration’s catch-and-release policy that returns dangerous criminal immigrants to our streets to prey on innocent Americans.

“Of special interest to me is the inclusion in the bill of the Legal Workforce Act, which requires all new employees’ work eligibility to be verified.  This will reduce illegal immigration and save jobs for American workers." 

*** Watch video of Rep. Smith speaking about the Securing America’s Future Act here.