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.
For more information concerning immigration issues, please contact Congressman Brooks' Washington, DC office.
Washington, DC— Tuesday morning, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) announced he and the State of Alabama jointly filed a lawsuit Monday afternoon in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. Led by Attorney General Steve Marshall, the lawsuit challenges the U.S. Bureau of the Census’ practice of counting illegal aliens in the decennial census.
Washington, DC— Today, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) issued the following statement praising President Trump’s decision to use National Guard troops to defend America’s southern border:
Washington, DC – This morning, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) delivered a House floor speech asking his colleagues to consider the cost to America’s financial stability that will accompany any amnesty for illegal aliens, while also urging the executive branch to enforce the immigration laws on the books.
The video clip is available HERE.
The transcript of the five-minute floor speech follows:
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
Washington, DC – Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) today appeared on Fox News to advocate funding for the U.S.-Mexico border wall. This week, the House proposed a spending measure with $1.6 billion for construction of the border wall, but Senate Democrats have threatened to filibuster any spending bill that funds a border security wall. Brooks urged the Senate to go nuclear, thereby allowing the will of the majority of Americans to prevail and enabling Congress to fund the border wall, repeal ObamaCare, pass tax reform, and deliver on the Trump Agenda.