Immigration

Simpson Secures Idaho Wins in Security Package

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Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today praised the passage of H.R. 3219, the Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018. The Make America Secure Appropriations Act includes four individual appropriations bills - Defense, Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction/Veterans Affairs, as well as fully funding the President’s request for the border wall – for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018.... Read more »

To Govern or Obstruct

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“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 colle... Read more »

Simpson Supports DHS Funding Bill

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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 unilater... Read more »

Simpson Response to Obama’s Immigration Plan

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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. “Appar... Read more »

Simpson Signs Amicus Brief, Supports Arizona

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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 solutio... Read more »

Simpson Pushes for Border Security on Public Lands

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“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

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“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 »