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Immigration

The United States was founded on immigration and it was also founded on the rule of law. Congressman Scalise wants to secure the United States' borders with stronger security, including a border wall, and supports the Administration’s purposeful enforcement of existing laws.

Legal immigration has and always will be an integral part of our national identity.  However, our legal immigration processes must be respected and followed.  Congressman Scalise is opposed to giving amnesty to the millions of illegal immigrants currently living in our country. He does not want to reward those who have committed a crime. Amnesty programs will only encourage more illegal aliens to cross our borders and drain our nation's resources. In 1986, the federal government granted amnesty to illegal immigrants, and millions more illegal immigrants have crossed our borders since. Amnesty failed then, and it will fail now.

For more information concerning Congressman Scalise's work and views on Immigration issues, please contact his Washington, DC office.

More on Immigration

June 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—On the two year anniversary of the Congressional Baseball Game practice shooting, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined Fox News Channel's America's Newsroom and Fox Business Network's Varney & Co. to share his gratitude for all of the heroes responsible for saving his life and the lives of all those present at the practice. Whip Scalise is forever thankful for their actions and for the prayers from across the country that helped him during his recovery.

June 6, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) questioned Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) during today’s 

June 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined fellow Republican leaders to discuss the crisis at our southern border and Democrats' failure to solve or even acknowledge the crisis. Instead, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is bringing legislation to the floor that would grant amnesty to immigrants in the country illegally even if they have a criminal record or known gang affiliation. Rather than endanger American communities with legislation like H.R.

May 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Ahead of President Trump's announcement of his immigration reform plan, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined Fox News Channel's The Ingraham Angle to discuss the crisis at our southern border and what needs to be done to solve it. Whip Scalise emphasized the immigration loopholes currently being abused and the support for President Trump's plan to implement a merit-based immigration system that restores the rule of law.

 

February 14, 2019 Press Release
Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement regarding President Trump's intent to sign the fiscal year 2019 appropriations package into law:
February 5, 2019 Press Release
Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement regarding President Trump’s State of the Union Address:
December 20, 2018 Press Release
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) spoke on the House floor tonight urging support for the continuing resolution that includes President Trump's requested $5.7 billion for border security.
October 6, 2018 Press Release
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) issued the following statement following the U.S. Senate’s vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh as an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
September 26, 2018 Press Release
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) made the following statement after voting in support of H.Res. 1071, Recognizing that allowing illegal immigrants the right to vote devalues the franchise and diminishes the voting power of United States citizens.
August 2, 2018 Press Release
As Democratic leaders descend on New Orleans for the leftist Netroots Nation conference, right in House Majority Whip Steve Scalise's (R-La.) backyard, the economy for workers and families is booming thanks to Republican policies.

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