"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.
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Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that he is cosponsoring H.R. 4760, the Securing America’s Future Act, which significantly bolsters enforcement of existing immigration law, mandates a very strict legislative solution to force accountability of illegal immigrants subject to the DACA program, and greatly enhances border security.
The bill includes major portions of the Border Security for America Act, a bill that Congressman Higgins helped author and pass through the House Homeland Security Committee in October of 2017.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House unanimously passed H.R. 4708, the Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign Authorization Act of 2017. Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) is an original cosponsor of this bipartisan bill that helps protect victims of human trafficking by empowering federal, state, and local law enforcement, as well as private sector organizations to raise awareness and combat human trafficking.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) released the following statement in response to the acquittal of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate for the murder of Kate Steinle in June 2015.
"And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in Hell." - Matthew 10:28 KJV
"In this world or the next, justice for Kate Steinle will be done."
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) voted in favor of H.R. 3548, the Border Security for America Act, which strengthens tactical border infrastructure and authorizes more boots on the ground. He is an original cosponsor of the bill.
U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins, R-Port Barre, says his legislation to authorize the Department of Homeland Security will give Congress needed oversight powers that may yet trim the department's size and cost while improving its work product.
His congressional colleagues apparently agreed Thursday, passing the bill co-authored by Reps. Higgins and Michael McCaul, R-Texas, who chairs the House Homeland Security Committee, 386-41.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) and Clay Higgins’ (R-LA) comprehensive bill H.R. 2825, “The DHS Authorization Act of 2017,” passed the House today with wide, bipartisan support (386 – 41). The bill was led by Chairman McCaul with Rep. Higgins serving as the only original cosponsor.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court's revival of President Trump's travel ban.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) has introduced two pieces of legislation, H.R. 2751 and H.R. 2752, as part of a comprehensive re-authorization of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The bills reauthorize U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), agencies within DHS responsible for enforcing federal laws governing border control, customs, trade and immigration.
A four-day, weekend trek along the Mexican border has convinced U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins, R-Port Barre, that America can protect its southern perimeter with a mix of resolve, reinforcements and existing technology.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Higgins recently returned from a congressional trip to the United States’ southern border with colleagues from the House Homeland Security Committee and a bipartisan anti-terrorism task force.