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  • House Judiciary Committee Approves Legislation to Strengthen Immigration Enforcement
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    The House Judiciary Committee today approved the Michael Davis, Jr. and Danny Oliver in Honor of State and Local Law Enforcement Act (H.R. 2431) by a vote of 19-13. This bill, introduced by Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee Vice-Chairman Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), strengthens immigration enforcement, enhances public safety, protects national security, and ensures the rule of law. The Davis-Oliver Act, named after Placer County... Read more

  • The First Step in Immigration Reform
    Posted in Columns on May 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    In the weeks since President Trump signed Executive Orders making sense of our nation’s immigration enforcement priorities, the combination of revised priorities and actual enforcement has yielded significant results. While some said that trying to control our borders was simply tilting at windmills, the realization that the Department of Homeland Security will actually enforce our immigration laws has made individuals think twice about violating our borders and immigration laws. But these promi... Read more

  • Goodlatte & Labrador: Immigration Reform Starts with U.S. Enforcing Its Own Laws
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    An op-ed on the need for the Davis-Oliver Act written by Reps. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho) was posted on FoxNews.com today. Reps. Goodlatte, Labrador: Immigration reform starts with US enforcing its own laws By Rep. Bob Goodlatte, Rep Raúl Labrador Published May 18, 2017 One of the most important aspects of immigration reform is bolstering enforcement of existing immigration law. While most unlawful immigrants come to the U.S. seeking a better life for themselves and their ... Read more

  • Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Strengthen Immigration Enforcement
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Today, House Judiciary Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee Vice-Chairman Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) introduced a robust immigration enforcement bill to enhance public safety, protect national security, and ensure the rule of law. This bill, the Michael Davis, Jr. and Danny Oliver in Honor of State and Local Law Enforcement Act (H.R. 2431), will be marked up by the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, May 18, 2017. The Davis-Oli... Read more

  • Goodlatte Introduces Bills to Authorize and Reform Key Immigration Agencies
    Posted in Press Releases on May 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, National Security, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) today introduced two bills to authorize and reauthorize key immigration component agencies at the Department of Homeland Security to ensure our nation’s immigration laws are enforced, and maintain the generosity and integrity of America’s legal immigration system. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Authorization Act (H.R. 2406) authorizes ICE for the first time in law and ensures its core mission is the enforcement of our nation’... Read more

  • Goodlatte Statement on Visa Overstay Report
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) today issued the following statement on the Department of Homeland Security Office of the Inspector General’s report on “DHS Tracking of Visa Overstays is Hindered by Insufficient Technology”: “Today’s report confirms once again that the issue of visa overstays is a problem and it has been for years. The fact is that visa overstays cannot be fully tracked without a biometric exit system. Visa security is a matter of national security, and it is imperative that w... Read more

  • Goodlatte Statement on the Launch of the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement Office
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) today issued the following statement on the opening of the new Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement Office (VOICE) at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement: “Decades of lax enforcement have wreaked havoc on American communities and innocent Americans from coast to coast have lost their lives at the hands of unlawful immigrants. Several of these victims’ family members have testified before the House Judiciary Committee and have spoke... Read more

  • Enforcing the Law Works
    Posted in Columns on April 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    What if the laws governing American citizens didn’t matter? What if instead they were merely suggestions? It’s difficult to imagine what our society would be like if our country’s laws were altogether ignored, but I doubt many would be happy with the result. Since its founding the United States has been a country of laws. Maintaining the rule of law is a critical part of our society. However, in recent years we have seen parts of America’s immigration laws disregarded. In many cases, President O... Read more

  • Lawmakers Remain Committed to Good-Faith Talks to Reform Investor Visa Program Ahead of Expiration
    Posted in Press Releases on April 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Bipartisan, bicameral Judiciary Committee leaders today reaffirmed their commitment to reform the troubled EB-5 investor visa program ahead of its scheduled expiration on April 28, or to let the flawed program expire if reforms are not possible. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Senator Patrick Leahy, along with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte and Ranking Member John Conyers, reiterated requirements of any meaningful negotiation as they continue to search fo... Read more

  • Goodlatte Praises New Executive Action to Reform H-1B Visa Program
    Posted in Press Releases on April 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) released the following statement regarding President Trump’s Buy American, Hire American Executive Order, which includes important reforms to the H-1B Visa program: “I applaud President Trump for his efforts to spur job creation, economic growth, and American competitiveness by improving our country’s high-skilled immigration programs. “The President’s Buy American, Hire American Executive Order directs the Secretaries of the appropriate a... Read more