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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 opportunities 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

April 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA), Ranking Member of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border Security, is introducing the Finish the Wall Act, which requires the Biden administration to resume construction of the border wall system. The bill has over 60 cosponsors and is one of House Republicans’ five pillars to address the Biden border crisis.

March 16, 2021 In The News

During a Tuesday interview on FNC’s “Fox & Friends First,” Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA) discussed his trip with Rep. Michael Cloud (R-TX) to the United States-Mexico border.

Higgins outlined how cartels have maxed out their pipelines by “frontloading the children” across the border because they know their parents will be “desperate to follow.” He described the crisis at the border as an “unmitigated disaster.”

March 15, 2021 Press Release

EL PASO, TX – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA), Ranking Member of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border Security, joined Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Lead Republican on the Homeland Security Committee John Katko (R-NY), and other House Republicans today to assess the border crisis firsthand.
 
Congressman Higgins also delivered a personal message to President Biden, calling on him to work with Republicans to restore operational control along the southwest border.
 

March 15, 2021 In The News

President Joe Biden’s immigration policies have led to the surge in migrants traveling to the United States and illegally crossing the border, members of Congress charged on Monday.

Standing in El Paso, Texas, near the U.S.-Mexico border, House Republicans denounced the policy changes, relaying the overcrowded conditions they saw firsthand in a holding facility and the dismay from border agents who are being overwhelmed.

February 18, 2021 In The News

Democrats in Congress and progressive advocates are coalescing around a strategy to try to pass immigration bills piecemeal, as the Biden administration looks for ways to enact a pathway to citizenship for millions of immigrants without a permanent legal status.

February 18, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) issued the following statement after President Biden and Congressional Democrats released a legislative proposal that would provide over 11 million illegal immigrants with amnesty and a pathway to citizenship.

February 2, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) issued the following statement in response to President Biden’s executive order, which seeks to overturn the Trump administration’s Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) or “Remain in Mexico” policy.

January 20, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) issued the following statement after President Joe Biden signed several executive orders that will destroy jobs and threaten homeland security.

The actions include revoking permits for the Keystone XL pipeline, eliminating travel restrictions for countries with high levels of terrorist activity, rejoining the Paris Agreement, increasing regulations on American businesses, ending construction of enhanced Border Wall system, and restoring federal funding to sanctuary cities.