Mobile Menu - OpenMobile Menu - Closed

Congressman Mo Brooks

Representing the 5th District of Alabama

Immigration

Congressman Brooks consistently receives the highest rating in Congress from NumbersUSA on border security issues for his fight to stop illegal immigration. This year, he introduced H.R. 3151, the Arrest Statistics Reporting Act, to make illegal alien crime data public, so lawmakers are better informed and empowered to make the decisions needed to protect American lives. Further, Brooks introduced the ICE Agent Support Act, which would provide resources and incentives for the enforcement of immigration laws.  He also introduced the American Jobs First Act, which would reform the foreign-worker visa program (H-1B visa program), a broken system which exacerbates the country’s labor shortage and depresses wages by bringing in foreign workers to compete with American workers.  Both the ICE Agent Support Act and the American Jobs First Act are companion legislation introduced in the Senate by Senators Jeff Sessions and Ted Cruz.  

Congressman Brooks believes the federal government has been derelict in its border protection and immigration duties with both short- and long-term adverse effects. Illegal aliens receive free health care at America’s hospitals, driving up health care costs and delaying emergency room care for American citizens. Illegal aliens get free K-12 education, driving up education costs by requiring more English as a Second Language instructors and reducing funds for American citizens. Illegal aliens take jobs in the blue collar trades, causing wage suppression and denying jobs for American workers. Congressman Brooks supports and will vote for any substantive measure that removes illegal aliens from America. 

For more information concerning Immigration issues, please contact Congressman Brooks' Washington, DC office.

 

News Releases

August 2, 2017 News Releases

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) issued the following statement in support of legislation introduced by Senator Cotton (R-AR) and Senator Perdue (R-GA) to reform America’s outdated, legal immigration system.  Senators Cotton and Perdue joined President Trump today to unveil legislation aimed at creating jobs for Americans.  America’s current immigration system is broken, favoring low-skilled immigrants, depressing wages, and harming America’s most vulnerable citizens.  Brooks announced his intention to support the bill as an original cosponsor in the

June 29, 2017 News Releases

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) today praised House passage of H.R. 3004, Kate’s Law, and H.R. 3003, the No Sanctuaries for Criminals Act.  These significant pieces of immigration legislation combat dangerous sanctuary city policies and enhance public safety.

May 24, 2017 News Releases

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) this week introduced the Temporary Protected Status Reform Act of 2017 (H.R.

April 27, 2017 News Releases

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) today filed House companion legislation for the Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order (EL CHAPO) Act (H.R. 2186), which was recently introduced by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX).

February 9, 2017 News Releases

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) made the following statement in response to the United States 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling against President Donald Trump’s immigration Executive Order.  

In the News

May 30, 2017 In the News
A new piece of legislation by a Republican lawmaker would tighten current processes which give illegal aliens de facto amnesty under what is meant to be a temporary, protected status.
April 28, 2017 In the News
Thursday, April 27, 2017, US Representative Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) filed House companion legislation for the Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order (EL CHAPO) Act, HR2186. This legislation was recently introduced in the Senate by US Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas). The EL CHAPO Act would use approximately $14 billion of the fortune belonging to famed Mexican drug lord, Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera “El Chapo” to pay for President Trump’s controversial border wall plan.
April 28, 2017 In the News
On Thursday, Brooks filed companion House legislation to a bill that Cruz recently introduced in the Senate. H.R. 2186, the Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order (EL CHAPO) Act, would reserve approximately $14 billion in potential assets forfeited to the United States Government as a result of the criminal prosecution of Joaquin Guzman (aka El Chapo), the former leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel, as well as other drug lords, for border security funding – to include the completion of the wall along the U.S.- Mexican border.
April 27, 2017 In the News
U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks has joined with U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz to sponsor a bill that would reserve about $14 billion for border security, including a wall on the Mexican border.
April 4, 2017 In the News
In an effort led by Alabama 5th District U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, Arizona 4th District U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, Iowa 4th District U.S. Rep. Steve King and Colorado 4th District U.S. Rep. Ken Buck — a group of House Republicans are urging Congressional appropriators to defund “sanctuary cities” that prevent law enforcement officials from faithfully executing America’s immigration laws: