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"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

February 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) issued the following statement after voting against the Consolidated Appropriations Act for FY 2019.

January 29, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA), a returning member of the House Homeland Security Committee, has been named the top Republican or "Ranking Member" of the Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations.

January 12, 2019 Video



January 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) issued the following statement after President Trump’s address on the national security crisis at our southern border.

December 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) voted for a continuing resolution after President Trump’s request for $5.7 billion in funding for the border wall was included in a revised version of the bill.

Congressman Higgins issued the following statement:

October 17, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that he is cosponsoring House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s Build the Wall, Enforce the Law Act, which would fully fund President Trump’s border wall, crack down on sanctuary cities, and boost penalties for deported criminals who try to re-enter the U.S.  The bill also includes language from Congressman Higgins’ resolution to support ICE personnel and their mission, which passed the U.S.

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.