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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. 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.

 

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statement in support of legislation introduced by Senator Cotton (R-AR) and Senator Perdue (R-GA) to reform America’s outdated, legal immigration system.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

July 12, 2017 News Releases

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. 

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).

In the News

October 11, 2017 In the News
Conservative representatives in the House Freedom Caucus want President Donald Trump to take a hard line on his 70-point list of demands for granting legal status to so-called “dreamers.”
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.