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Lamar Smith's "Holiday on ICE" Hearing Last Week a War on Women, Immigrants, and Decency

As we’ve been writing about all week, House Immigration Subcommittee Republicans like Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) hit a new low on Wednesday with their “Holiday on ICE” detention hearing, in which they spent some 90 minutes insisting that our nation shouldn’t bother providing immigrant detainees with adequate health care.

Women's Rights Advocates and Immigrant Families Disgusted by GOP Efforts to Play Politics

As the House Immigration Subcommittee hearing, “Holiday on ICE,” gets underway, a press call today highlighted flagrant and repeated violations inside our nation’s immigrant detention centers and questioned why House Republicans are making light of an issue so seriously in need of reform.

The War on Women and the War on Immigrants Collide

A few weeks ago, the right-wing Daily Caller ran a piece with the sensational headline “Transgender hormone treatments, abortion access for detained illegals irks congressman.” It’s about House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith’s opposition to humane treatment of immigrants detained by our government as they fight deportation.

GOP’s War on Women Targets Immigrants in Detention With Lamar Smith Leading the Charge

Rep. Lamar Smith and his anti-immigrant colleagues are opening another front in the war on women. With the help of Tony Perkins from the Family Research Council, they’re targeting women in detention – including undocumented immigrants, mothers, lawful permanent residents, survivors of torture, asylum seekers, and pregnant women.

GOP’s War on Women Targets Immigrants in Detention With Lamar Smith Leading the Charge

Rep. Lamar Smith and his anti-immigrant colleagues are opening another front in the war on women. With the help of Tony Perkins from the Family Research Council, they’re targeting women in detention – including undocumented immigrants, mothers, lawful permanent residents, survivors of torture, asylum seekers, and pregnant women.

Health Care Senate’s Battle Lines: Immigration

Early in the reform debate, immigration looked like it would be the most contentious issue. After all, it was President Obama’s remark that reform wouldn’t give insurance to illegal immigrants that prompted Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., to shout, “You lie!” It became a big issue in the House, especially after members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus threatened to withhold support unless Democrats maintained language allowing illegal immigrants to purchase private insurance through the exchange but barring any federal payments or subsidies on their behalf.

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