Congressman Trey Gowdy has introduced legislation to strengthen the ability of state and local law enforcement to follow statute immigration
laws, on the books now, through the In Honor of Michael Davis, Jr., State and Local Law Enforcement Act, H.R. 1148. Three additional bills covering different immigration issues have also been introduced (see below). The summary topics of the Gowdy’s legislation are:
● Ends the President’s Ability to Unilaterally Shut Down Immigration Enforcement
● Strengthens National Security
● Protects American Communities from Dangerous Criminal Aliens
● Improves Visa Security
● Helps ICE Officers Better Do Their Jobs
● Reviews Administration’s Abuse of Prosecutorial Discretion
● Defunds President Obama’s Unilateral Immigration Actions
Improving the Visa system is of major importance, and the one thing that should have never gone astray. Every person involved in issuing and tracking Visas since Ronald Reagan’s administration should be fired, and should be forced to forfeit all government benefits — never to work in government again. Find details of the above here.
“There are many issues plaguing our nation’s immigration system but the biggest problem is that our immigration laws are not enforced. While presidents of both parties have not fully enforced our immigration laws, President Obama has unilaterally gutted the interior enforcement of our laws. Additionally, Obama Administration officials consistently exploit weak asylum standards to approve baseless claims.
“By refusing to enforce the laws against illegal immigration, President Obama’s immigration policies collectively undermine the integrity of our immigration system and send the message to the world that our laws can be violated with impunity. The bills introduced by Representatives Gowdy, Smith, Chaffetz, and Carter end many of the Obama Administration’s disastrous polices that wreak havoc on our immigration system and strengthen the interior enforcement of our immigration laws. We must ensure enforcement of our immigration laws before we can address other broken aspects of our immigration system, such as high-skilled visa reform and addressing our broken agricultural guestworker program.”
In addition to Gowdy’s bill, Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) introduced the Legal Workforce Act:
…to ensure jobs are preserved for Americans and legal workers. This bill requires all U.S. employers to use E-Verify, a web-based system that checks the Social Security numbers of newly hired employees against Social Security Administration and Department of Homeland Security records to help ensure that they are genuinely eligible to work in the U.S. A summary can be found here.
Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) is the author of the Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act.
This bill closes loopholes in current law that encourage illegal immigration, such as weak standards for asylum claims that enable the Obama Administration’s rubberstamping of fraudulent applications and policies, and effectively ends “catch and release.” A summary can be found here….
The Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act not only addresses the immediate concern with unaccompanied children, but closes long-exploited holes in our asylum practices.
“Additional judges, attorneys, and other resources will ensure children are processed, reunited with their families, and sent home as swiftly as possible,” added Chaffetz. “Just as importantly, the bill addresses the delays that have enabled people to game the asylum system. We can expedite the removal process by reducing the multi-year waiting period and strengthening standards for those who claim ‘credible fear’ for adjudication of asylum claims.”
Congressman John Carter (R-TX) has introduced the Protection of Children Act:
…to ensure unaccompanied alien minors who make the dangerous journey to the United States are safely returned home. For those who stay with a sponsor in the United States while awaiting their immigration hearing, the bill provides for greater transparency and safety of these minors to ensure they are not inadvertently delivered into the hands of criminals or abusers. A summary can be found here.
Michael Davis, Jr. was a sheriff’s deputy in California who was killed by an illegal alien, in the line of duty, in 2014.
Gay Patriot explains that the Republican Amnesty Caucus might redeem themselves by passing Gowdy’s bill:
The excuse offered by the Amnesty Caucus is that even though … pinky swear… they don’t agree with Obama’s Executive Amnesty, they had to vote to fund it fully because otherwise
the Department of Homeland Security would have been unfundedthe Democrats’ media allies would have said mean things about them. But really… really, pinky swear… they want to secure the border even though their big money donors in the Chamber of Commerce want it left wide open.