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  • Rep. Brat Statement on Halting Unlawful Executive Overreach on Immigration
    Posted in Press Releases on September 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, National Security

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) made the following statement responding to Attorney General Jeff Sessions announcement that the White House is rescinding the Obama Administration’s unlawful DACA program: “What makes our country great is that we were founded on the rule of law and the balance of power between three branches of government. If we allow DACA to continue, the legislative process simply becomes a pretense. Even President Obama admitted a policy like DACA would be both unwise and u... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Support for Securing the Border
    Posted in Press Releases on August 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, National Security

    Rep. Brat issued the following statement in support of securing the U.S. border: “The American people placed their trust in the President and Republicans in Congress last November with the expectation that we would finally take action to secure the border. Our country is the melting pot of the world and I support legal immigration, but legal immigrants and American workers should not have to compete with illegal aliens for jobs. Our country was founded upon the rule of law and it is important th... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Statement on Attorney General Sessions
    Posted in Press Releases on July 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, National Security

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) issued the following statement regarding Attorney General Jeff Sessions: “The Department of Justice has been politically-tainted for eight years under the leadership of Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch, now Attorney General Sessions is restoring integrity to the Department of Justice. “AG Sessions was one of the first individuals to reach out to me after my election, and I consider him to be a true personal friend. He is the principled man we need in such a key p... Read more

  • Rep. Brat Votes on Immigration Enforcement Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on June 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, National Security

    WASHINGTON - On June 29, 2017 the House of Representatives voted to pass two key pieces of immigration legislation introduced by Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte. Rep. Brat (R-Va.) voted to pass H.R. 3003, the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act which will strengthen current law and combat policies that shield unlawful and criminal immigrants from federal immigration enforcement. The House also passed with Rep. Brat’s support H.R. 3004, Kate’s law enhances penalties for deported felons who reenter th... Read more

  • The Hill: Putting the American Worker First
    Posted in Op-Eds on April 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    This Op-Ed appeared in The Hill. One thing is clear: the United States’ immigration policy should serve first and foremost the interests of the American worker. When I came to Congress, the promise I made to my constituents was to examine where our immigration laws are falling short. This was the same message Donald Trump carried during his presidential campaign: Our laws should always put the American worker first. The current system for H-1B visa workers does not put the interests of our count... Read more

  • Brat Reintroduces Bill to Hold Immigration Authority Accountable
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Brat (R-Va.) issued the following statement after reintroducing the Use Spending for Congressional Immigration Supervision Act, which makes the U.S. Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) subject to appropriations instead of being able to fund itself directly through user fees: "Now, with a new administration in the White House, it is more important than ever that Congress reasserts the power of the purse and holds government agencies accountable. While most agencies are subj... Read more

  • Survey Question of the Week
    Posted in Survey on July 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, National Security

    Survey Question of the Week Should Congress limit the immigration of individuals from known hot-spots of terrorism? Every day we are seeing more and more news reports on the growing threat of terrorism. The threat of terrorist attacks have become the new norm for many European countries, especially those who practice open-border immigration policies. I recently took action to combat radical Islamist terrorism and illegal immigration in the United States. These bills are important steps towards p... Read more

  • Brat optimistic on bills to limit immigration, funding for radical Islam
    Posted in Op-Eds on July 24, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, National Security

    Congress is slowly coming around to the need to enhance national security, according to Virginia Rep. Dave Brat, which makes him optimistic about four bills he proposed this month that would tighten immigration controls and cut off funding for terrorist groups. "Even Paul Ryan is messaging this week that we have to crack down on illegal immigration, as he's running his own race," Brat told the Washington Examiner, referring to the primary election campaign Speaker Ryan is waging against conserva... Read more

  • RELEASE: statement from Rep. Dave Brat on the "Detain and Deport" Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, National Security

    Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) introduced two bills last week, H.R. 5826, the Detain and Deport Act, and H.R. 5825, the Illegal Alien Criminal Notification Act. Read more

  • Rep. Brat introduces 2 Homeland Security anti-terrorism bills
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, National Security

    In the wake of the horrific terrorist attack in Nice, Rep. Dave Brat introduced two bills in order to better protect the U.S. homeland from the threat of radical Islamist terrorism. Read more

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