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  • To Govern or Obstruct
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    “The American people used their votes last year to demonstrate a strong objection to gridlock while giving a modest endorsement to the direction Congressional Republicans offered as an alternative to Democrat policies in Washington. Their confidence, however, was conditional on an expectation that Republicans would work aggressively to move our country forward. “Unfortunately, too many of my colleagues in Congress see the election much differently. They view gridlock and obstructionism as a mean... Read more

  • Simpson Supports DHS Funding Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 3, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense and Military, Immigration

    Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson voted today in favor of legislation that will fully fund the Department of Homeland Security through the remainder of the 2015 fiscal year. At the same time, Simpson is urging his colleagues to allow efforts opposing the President’s executive actions on immigration to continue in the courts. Simpson made clear that while he strongly opposes President Obama’s unilateral and illegal action on immigration, he cannot support another government shutdown or any further d... Read more

  • Simpson Response to Obama’s Immigration Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on November 20, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    The following statement was issued by Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson following the President’s Address to the Nation on his plans for immigration: “Let me be clear, the President's actions tonight are illegal, unconstitutional, and contrary to the way in which the American people expect the President and Congress to interact. They have the potential to throw us into a Constitutional Crisis. “Apparently the President didn't get the message the American people sent to him two weeks ago. At the sam... Read more

  • Simpson Cosponsors Bill to Stop the Release of Dangerous Criminal Immigrants
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Legislation will close loophole in law that allows for criminal immigrants to be released Read more

  • Simpson Signs Amicus Brief, Supports Arizona
    Posted in Press Releases on July 21, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Congressman Mike Simpson has signed an amicus curiae, or “friend of the court” brief, in support of the State of Arizona, which has been sued by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). The suit challenges the state’s strict new immigration law, SB 1070, which helps law enforcement more effectively implement federal immigration laws. “The federal government should focus on coming up with real solutions to our nation’s immigration problems rather than suing states that have been forced into impossib... Read more

  • Simpson Pushes for Border Security on Public Lands
    Posted in Press Releases on April 22, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    “Right now we have serious issues with drug and weapons trafficking across the southern border of the United States, which lead to crime problems in our own country and instability in Mexico, making it imperative we tackle the dangerous and growing problem of border security,” wrote Simpson. “Keeping drug dealers, human traffickers, and criminals, like the one who murdered Mr. Krentz, out of our country requires the cooperation of multiple federal agencies.” Read more

  • Simpson asks Obama to Increase Border Agents
    Posted in Press Releases on October 2, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    “Our borders are not secure and they are not safe,” said Simpson. “In July, Border Agent Robert Rosas was murdered near the border while tracking illegal immigrants. A few weeks ago, a human smuggler tried to run over an agent. We must put an end to this needless and reckless violence and secure our borders.” Read more

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