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Labrador Named Chairman of Immigration & Border Security Subcommittee

Will Continue to Fight to Modernize the Broken Immigration System

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-ID) will chair the House Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee for the remainder of the 115th Congress. The subcommitteehas jurisdiction over immigration and border security issues. The new assignment was announced today by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA). 

“I am honored to lead this subcommittee to help fix our broken immigration system,” said Chairman Labrador. “The people of Idaho – and the American people – demand an immigration system that focuses first on the needs of the American people. This is an issue that is very close to my heart and that I’ve worked on for a long time. As chairman, I will prioritize legislation that enforces our laws, secures our borders, and modernizes our immigration system for the twenty-first century.

“With the change in administrations, we have a unique moment to deliver meaningful results for the American people. I look forward to continuing to work with Chairman Goodlatte, my subcomittee colleagues, and the Trump administration to achieve lasting reforms.” 

“I am pleased to announce the addition of Rep. Labrador to our leadership team for the House Judiciary Committee,” said Chairman Goodlatte in making the announcement. “As a former immigration lawyer, Rep. Labrador’s expertise will prove invaluable as the new Chairman of the Immigration Subcommittee.”

To learn more about the Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee, please click here.

On May 16, 2017, Rep. Labrador and Chairman Goodlatte introduced H.R. 2431, the Davis-Oliver Act.  This bill improves the enforcement of immigration laws to enhance public safety, adds tools to crack down on dangerous sanctuary city policies and contains needed changes to protect American communities from illegal immigrants who commit crimes in the United States.

One June 8, 2017, Rep. Labrador and Chairman Goodlatte introduced H.R. 2826, the Refugee Program Integrity Restoration Act. This bill implements stronger vetting of refugees, gives states and communities the power to decline resettlement, and lowers the annual refugee ceiling to the number recommended by President Trump.

To read the Judiciary Committee’s press release announcing Rep. Labrador’s chairmanship, please click here.