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  • 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

  • Goodlatte Requests Information on MS-13 Gang Members Charged with Murdering Lynchburg Teen
    Posted in Press Releases on April 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, today asked Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to provide information on the suspects who allegedly murdered a teen boy from Lynchburg, Virginia. According to press reports, Jose Coreas-Ventura, Lisandro Posado-Vasquez, and Victor Rodas have each been charged with second degree murder for their alleged roles in murdering 17-year-old Raymond Wood in Bedford County, Virginia. Media reports indicate that... Read more

  • ICYMI: Goodlatte Discusses Immigration Enforcement with Tucker Carlson
    Posted in Press Releases on March 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Last night, Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, joined Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News to discuss the impacts of lax immigration enforcement on communities throughout the United States. Today, at 10:30 a.m., the House Judiciary Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee will hold a hearing to examine the need for immigration enforcement. The hearing will be broadcast live at judiciary.house.gov. Click here to watch the full interview on Tucker Carls... Read more

  • Goodlatte Requests Information on Horrific Rape of Young Girl at Rockville High School
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) today asked Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to provide information on the two suspects who allegedly raped a young girl at Rockville High School in Rockville, Maryland. Last Thursday, Jose Montano, 17, from El Salvador, and Henry Sanchez-Milian, 18, from Guatemala, allegedly forced a 14-year-old female student into a restroom at her school and subsequently raped and sodomized her. It is reported that Border Patrol agen... Read more

  • Goodlatte: Trump Administration Exposing Recklessness of Sanctuary Policies
    Posted in Press Releases on March 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, today issued the following statement on the Declined Detainer Outcome Report issued by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which found that numerous jurisdictions declined dozens of detainers for criminal aliens from January 28, 2017 to February 3, 2017: “I applaud President Trump and Secretary Kelly for their commitment to end dangerous sanctuary policies and for their efforts to show the American people the rec... Read more

  • Goodlatte: Enforcing the Law Works
    Posted in Press Releases on March 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) issued the following statement on the news that illegal border crossings at the Southwest border dropped 40 percent in January and February: “Enforcing the law works. President Trump has sent the strong message that our immigration laws will be enforced and unlawful immigration will not be tolerated. Through his policies, President Trump has empowered Border Patrol and immigration enforcement agents to do their jobs. Because of the President's actions, we are al... Read more

  • Goodlatte Statement on Revised National Security Executive Order
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, National Security, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) today issued the following statement on President Trump’s revised executive order, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.” Goodlatte: “I applaud President Trump for remaining committed to protecting our nation from foreign terrorists. The primary duty of the federal government is to keep Americans safe. We know that terrorists seek to exploit our immigration system in order to harm Americans. We should maintain a generous imm... Read more