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.
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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statement in support of legislation introduced by Senator Cotton (R-AR) and Senator Perdue (R-GA) to reform America’s outdated, legal immigration system.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, 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.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) this week introduced the Temporary Protected Status Reform Act of 2017 (H.R.
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).