Tag: Lamar Smith

Rep. Lamar Smith: ‘E-Verify Would Stop the Jobs Magnet’ for Illegal Immigration and ‘Put Americans First’

Implementation of a national mandate for E-Verify use by employers “should be a part of any immigration reform package” because it “would stop the jobs magnet that attracts so many illegal immigrants to come into this country,” said Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) in a Tuesday interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight with co-hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak.

UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 7: Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, leaves the House Republican Conference meeting in the Capitol on Wednesday morning, Sept. 7, 2016. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Rep. Lamar Smith: ‘Guardedly Optimistic’ Left-Wing Judges Won’t Expand Parameters of GOP DACA Amnesty Bill

In expressing support for the GOP-led Securing America’s Future (SAF) Act, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) described himself as “guardedly optimistic” that left-wing judges — in the event of the SAF Act’s passage into law — will not usher in a “massive amnesty” by expanding the proposed bill’s parameters for amnestying illegal alien recipients of the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, questions Attorney General Eric Holder on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 7, 2012, during the committee's oversight hearing on the Justice Department.

Congressman Slams Discredited Media on House Floor

Texas Republican Rep. Lamar Smith recently took a few minutes on the floor of the House of Representatives to slam the old media establishment as a biased player for the Democrats. Lamar also said no one should believe a word the old media say and insisted that the media destroyed their own credibility with their biased “reporting” during the last election.

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Texas Leads Nation in Refugee Resettlement

Texas leads the nation in refugee resettlement despite objections from the governor and a lawsuit from the state. The Lone Star State is now home to 2,677 refugees who have been settled in the state since October 2015. While Texas is followed closely by California, who has resettled 2,654 refugees, the next closest state is Washington with about half that resettled in Texas, according to information obtained from the U.S. Department of State by Breitbart Texas.

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How Obama’s Amnesty Led to Terrorist’s Entry

President Barack Obama’s 2012 amnesty for “Dreamers”–illegal aliens who entered the United States as children–likely created the conditions under which one of the San Bernardino terrorists could enter the country.

Dallas Mayor Admits Fear of White People

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings spoke out against Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s order to state agencies not to participate in Syrian refugee resettlement programs of the federal government. Abbott issued an order last week stopping Texas’ participation and he urged the White House to stop its programs.

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Texas Rep. Introduces Bill to Protect Governors Refusing Syrian Refugees

A U.S. representative from Texas introduced a bill on Tuesday in the nation’s capital to protect state governors who refuse President Barack Obama’s plans to resettle Syrian refugees in their respective states. At least thirty-one governors have made statements refusing these refugees because of security concerns.

Fiscal responsibility is ‘anti-science’ now

The media framing for stories about fiscal responsibility now involves portraying Republicans as “anti-science” when they object to handing out fat research grants for stupid projects.  For example, Politico’s big article on the subject is entitled, “Next Battle In the

GOP Rep: Dems Pushing Obama Amnesty to Gain Votes

GOP Rep: Dems Pushing Obama Amnesty to Gain Votes

Tuesday on Newsmax TV’s “America’s Forum,” Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) said President Barack Obama’s executive order amnesty plan puts the needs of those from other countries before citizens’ needs and is a cynical attempt to increase the Democratic Party’s voting

Taxpayer-Funded Climate Change Musical Closes Early

Taxpayer-Funded Climate Change Musical Closes Early

A Broadway-styled musical play has gone down to disastrous failure both critically and from audiences, despite having been funded by tax dollars to push global warming. “The Great Immensity,” was just as advertised; immense. Not just an immense bomb, but

Texas Congressman Creates Caucus to Toughen Border Security

Texas Congressman Creates Caucus to Toughen Border Security

In an effort to emphasize tougher border security, Texas Congressman Lamar Smith recently formed the Border Security Caucus on Capitol Hill. Rep. Smith, a vehement opponent of the Democrats’ immigration policy changes, said, “Unfortunately, President Obama has weakened immigration laws through executive orders

GOP Rep: House 'Will Do Better Job' On Immigration

GOP Rep: House 'Will Do Better Job' On Immigration

On a conference call with reporters Tuesday, TX Rep. Lamar Smith said the House will take a more deliberate, thoughtful approach to immigration than the Senate. Smith predicted that the House would consider different elements of immigration in separate pieces

Some States Not Sending Absentee Ballots to Military

Some States Not Sending Absentee Ballots to Military

Jurisdictions in Vermont, Michigan, Mississippi and Wisconsin have failed to mail absentee ballots to military members by the Sept. 22, 2012, deadline established by the MOVE Act. That was 45 days before the November 6 elections, which was what was

House to Vote for Merit Based Green Cards

House to Vote for Merit Based Green Cards

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) introduced the STEM Jobs Act, which would would eliminate the diversity visa program and instead allocate up to 55,000 visas a year to foreign students who graduate from American universities with doctorates or

Holder DOJ Hires Leftist Firm Catalist in Voter ID Case

Holder DOJ Hires Leftist Firm Catalist in Voter ID Case

The Department of Justice has been waging a battle against Texas’photo ID voting law since last July. That battle became more openlypartisan this week when it was revealed that the DOJ hired a progressivevoter data firm called Catalist to supplement