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  • House Judiciary Committee Moves Bill to Improve Our Nation’s Asylum Laws
    Posted in Press Releases on July 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    The House Judiciary Committee today approved by a vote of 19-11 legislation to reform the asylum system. The Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act (H.R. 391), originally introduced by Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and now sponsored by Representative Mike Johnson (R-La.), makes a number of improvements to our nation’s laws to prevent fraud and abuse in the asylum system and ensure that it is reserved for those truly fleeing persecution in their home countries. House Judiciary Committee... Read more

  • Goodlatte Applauds Attorney General Sessions for Efforts to Combat Dangerous Sanctuary Policies
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) today issued the following statement on the announcement from the Department of Justice that state and local governments obtaining federal law enforcement grant funding must comply with federal immigration enforcement efforts: “I applaud Attorney General Sessions for his commitment to combating dangerous sanctuary policies that needlessly jeopardize innocent lives. We are all too familiar with how these reckless policies have devastated fa... Read more

  • The House Acts to Curb Sanctuary City Policies
    Posted in Columns on June 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Kate Steinle, Sarah Root, Grant Ronnebeck – all three of these individuals were killed at the hands of individuals illegally present in the United States. This week, I participated in a roundtable at the White House where I heard from many who have lost loved ones as a result of crimes committed by unlawful immigrants. Any loss of life is tragic, but their deaths are especially devastating since they could have been prevented if our immigration laws had been enforced. For years, the lack of immi... Read more

  • Goodlatte: House Republicans are Delivering on Promise to Strengthen Immigration Enforcement
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Today, the House of Representatives will vote on two bills authored by Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee – the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act (H.R. 3003) and Kate’s Law (H.R. 3004). In an op-ed in The Hill today, Congressman Goodlatte explains why the reforms contained in these two bills are needed now to save American lives. The House can bolster immigration enforcement by passing two bills The Hill By Rep. Bob Goodlatte | June 29, 2017 House Republica... Read more

  • Goodlatte Applauds House Passage of Kate’s Law
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    The House of Representatives today approved Kate’s Law (H.R. 3004) by a vote of 257-167. Authored by Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, this bill protects public safety by enhancing penalties for deported felons who return to the United States. The bill is named after Kate Steinle, who was murdered in San Francisco by an unlawful immigrant who had previously been deported five times and was convicted of multiple felonies. Goodlatte praised House passage... Read more

  • House Approves Goodlatte Bill to Combat Dangerous Sanctuary Policies
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    The House of Representatives today approved by a vote of 228-195 a bill to strengthen public safety by combating dangerous sanctuary policies that permit criminals to go free. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Representatives Steve King (R-Iowa) and Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) were the authors of the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act (H.R. 3003). Chairman Goodlatte applauded House passage of the bill: “Sanctuary cities needlessly jeopardize innocent lives. By refusing to coopera... Read more

  • Bill to Reform Refugee Program Approved by Judiciary Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    The House Judiciary Committee today approved by a vote of 15-11 legislation to reform the refugee program. The Refugee Program Integrity Restoration Act (H.R. 2826), introduced by Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee Chairman Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), reforms the refugee program by curbing fraud and strengthening public safety and national security. It also provides state and local governments the power to decide if refugees are... Read more

  • ICYMI: Goodlatte Discusses Bills to Combat Sanctuary City Policies Headed to House Floor
    Posted in In The News on June 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    This morning, Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, joined America’s Newsroom on Fox News with host Shannon Bream to discuss legislation introduced to combat sanctuary city policies and enhance public safety. This week, the House of Representatives will vote on the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act (H.R. 3003) and Kate’s Law (H.R. 3004). Click here for more information on this legislation. Click here to watch the full interview on America’s Newsroom. Read more

  • Goodlatte Introduces Bills to Combat Sanctuary Cities & Enhance Public Safety
    Posted in Press Releases on June 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, introduced two bills to strengthen public safety by combating dangerous sanctuary policies that permit criminals to go free and by enhancing penalties for deported felons who return to the United States. Goodlatte issued the statement below on the introduction of these bills: “For years, the lack of immigration enforcement and the spread of dangerous sanctuary policies have failed the American people and cost too many ... Read more

  • Goodlatte in the Washington Times: Fixing the Broken Refugee Program
    Posted in In The News on June 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, National Security, House Judiciary Committee Issues

    Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee began consideration of the Refugee Program Integrity Restoration Act (H.R. 2826), a bill authored by Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee Vice-Chairman Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.). This bill reforms the refugee program by curbing fraud and strengthening public safety and national security. It also provides state and local governments the power to decide if refugees are to be resettled within... Read more