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Immigration

"The United States' immigration system is broken. A new system must be put in place, to ensure the protection of our nation’s security and to promote the economic success of our citizens and those who have legally immigrated into our great nation."

America will always be a land of compassion, but not while sacrificing our safety.  Every foreign visitor – man, woman, or child – who enters our country must be held accountable to our laws.  The responsibilities and opportunities of America are great and will not be taken advantage of by those who come here illegally or with malicious intent.  While we share a special relationship with our two neighboring countries, and we recognize we must love thy neighbor, our borders are a sacred gateway we must protect.  Louisiana is full of riches and opportunity for those who work hard.  In Congress, I will continue to ensure those seeking our treasures do so legally, responsibly, and with our values in their heart.

 

 

More on Immigration

August 7, 2018 In The News

Border security, immigration and the effects of tariffs have been hot-button topics throughout the nation.

As far as U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins is concerned, important details of those subjects are missed by merely looking at national headlines.

Higgins, a Port Barre Republican who represents Louisiana’s 3rd Congressional District, which includes St. Mary and St. Martin parishes, spoke on some of those details while visiting Abbeville on Friday morning.

July 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives passed Congressman Clay Higgins’ (R-LA) bill H. Res. 990 today, affirming congressional support for Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) and denouncing Democrats’ radical “abolish ICE” movement.

July 12, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Clay Higgins (R-La.), a member of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border & Maritime Security, is leading a coalition of House members to introduce legislation denouncing radical calls for the abolishment of U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE). The resolution, H. Res. 990, has 51 original cosponsors in the U.S. House of Representatives.

July 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-La.), a member of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border & Maritime Security, introduced a resolution today denouncing the radical calls for the abolishment of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) filed a companion resolution in the U.S. Senate.

June 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) issued the following statement following the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Trump’s travel ban.