Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX)

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Rep. Lamar Smith: Amnesty Costs Workers and Taxpayers

“Immigration reform” is once again in the public spotlight. Hillary Clinton is a presidential candidate who has vowed to implement comprehensive immigration reform in her first 100 days, while Donald Trump has declared there would be no amnesty for undocumented immigrants. Regardless of the result in November, pro-amnesty advocates will continue to push for dramatic change. But what exactly is amnesty, and how does it affect American citizens?

Halting Refugees is the Right Thing to Do

The Obama administration’s insistence on moving forward with its plans to bring at least 10,000 Syrian refugees into the U.S. this year and perhaps more next year is irresponsible, ignores the reality of security threats, and is out-of-touch with the American people. Worse still, the president threatened to veto legislation passed by the House that makes a good-faith attempt to start addressing weaknesses in our refugee screening.

Changing the Data to Get Climate Change

For nearly two decades, the satellites that measure global temperature have shown no discernible increase. This fact has been very inconvenient to the Obama administration that wants to promote an extreme climate change agenda at an international meeting next month in Paris.