The House Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee will hold two hearings in early February to examine bills from the 113th Congress that strengthen interior immigration enforcement, eliminate fraud and abuse from asylum laws, end Administration policies that encourage illegal immigration, and require E-Verify use.
On Wednesday, February 4th the subcommittee will examine the Legal Workforce Act (H.R. 1772), authored by Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Tex., which would require employers to check the work eligibility through the web-based E-Verify system.
On Wednesday, February 11th the subcommittee will discuss three prior bills:
H.R. 2278, authored by Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., would: strengthen interior enforcement by ensuring the President cannot unilaterally shut down immigration enforcement; . The bill strengthens national security by increasing border security, deny foreign nationals who pose a national security risk entry to the U.S.; and protect citizens from dangerous criminal aliens;
H.R. 5143, authored by Rep. John Carter, R-Tex., would ensure that unaccompanied alien minors are returned home quickly and close a loophole that allows aliend to game the asylum system; and
H.R. 5137, authored by Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah would end Obama Administration policies that encouraged the border surge, such as weak standards for asylum claims that enable the Administration’s rubberstamping of fraudulent applications.
Subcommittee Chairman Gowdy issued this statement on the hearings:
“Our immigration laws have gone unenforced for too long. Real and verifiable border security, robust interior enforcement, and restoring respect for the rule of law are the only guarantee to finding a long-term solution and earning the confidence of the American public. The House Judiciary Committee will continue its work to address our broken immigration system in a step-by-step and deliberate manner necessary for such a multifaceted issue.”
Read more on the subcommittee’s web site.
Updated: Mon, May 15th 2017 @ 4:40pm EDT