Congressman Brooks consistently receives the highest rating in Congress from NumbersUSA on border security issues for his fight to stop illegal immigration. He is one of the most prominent advocates for a return to the rule of law to fix the immigration crisis that has plagued our nation for several decades.
Congressman Brooks believes that illegal immigration is a direct threat to our national sovereignty. Because no nation can exist without borders, Congressman Brooks fully supports President Trump’s central campaign promise to build a wall on our Southern Border. In the 115th Congress, Representatives Brooks introduced legislation to fund the border wall, the El Chapo Act (H.R. 2186), that would use funds seized from drug cartels to pay for the border wall.
Congressman Brooks understands that strictly upholding America’s laws against illegal immigration will make America safer from violent crime. That is why he is a sponsor of Kate’s Law, Grant’s Law, and the Davis-Oliver Act, which seek to empower law enforcement and prosecutors by providing them with the necessary tools to crack down on illegal immigrant and prevent criminal reentry.
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.
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Washington, DC— Thursday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) reintroduced the Arrest Statistics Reporting Act. The bill does two things. First, it requires that arrest reports already sent to the FBI by state and local governments include the best known immigration status of the arrestee. Second, it requires the federal government to publish illegal alien crime data in the FBI’s annual crime reports. This data will better inform the public and lawmakers about illegal alien crime and help lawmakers make better decisions needed to protect American lives.
Washington, DC— Tuesday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) voted to protect President Trump’s veto of Democrat legislation to end President Trump’s border security emergency declaration. Unfortunately, 234 Democrats and 14 wayward Republicans voted to override President Trump’s veto of H.J.Res. 46, a Democrat-led, open-borders bill to kill President Trump’s border security national emergency declaration. President Trump’s veto was sustained because the veto override vote failed to garner the necessary 2/3rds vote of the House of Representatives.
Washington, DC— Tuesday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) announced he will vote to sustain President Trump’s veto of H.J.Res. 46, open-borders legislation disapproving of President Trump’s border security national emergency declaration.
Washington, DC— Tuesday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) delivered a forceful House floor speech encouraging Congress to sustain President Trump’s veto of H.J.Res. 46 and vote to save more than 30,000 American lives lost each year due to illegal alien homicides and overdoses from drugs shipped through America’s porous southern border. Among others, Brooks highlighted two Alabama illegal alien crime victims in his speech.
Washington, DC— Wednesday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) introduced House companion legislation to Senator Chuck Grassley’s (R-IA) bill, the “Accountability Through Electronic Verification Act.” The bill would permanently reauthorize the E-Verify program and make its use mandatory. Highly influential immigration policy reform groups, NumbersUSA and the Federation for American Immigration Reform, support the bill.