The Los Angeles Times published a rebuttal to yesterday's glowing, but deficient in facts, op-ed on E-Verify from Representatives Lamar Smith and Elton Gallegly. Today, Raul A. Reyes actually uses facts to deconstruct the Smith/Gallegly spin on a program that would cause massive job losses -- and has the... Continue »
Reps. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and Elton Gallegly (R-Simi Valley) advocate the mandatory use of E-Verify to preserve jobs for Americans and crack down on illegal immigration. As a supporter of comprehensive reform, I read their Op-Ed article with great interest and was disheartened by their faulty reasoning. Continue »
Arguing that he is only looking to keep communities safer and combat undocumented immigration, the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Lamar Smith (R-Texas) is pushing through two problematic bills with serious ramifications for due process of the law and for workers, including citizens and permanent residents. Continue »
Representative Lamar Smith and Elton Gallegly wrote an op-ed in the LA Times about their E-Verify bill. They forgot to mention their plan would cause the loss of almost 800,000 jobs, force 4 million more workers into an administrative quagmire, cause an undue burden on small businesses, nearly wipe... Continue »
Last month, Georgia passed one of the harshest new immigration laws in the country. Today, the AJC reports that nearly half of the 132 Georgia businesses polled in a private survey this month say they are experiencing agricultural labor shortages. Continue »
A new study from UC Davis found that stricter Immigration enforcement could have a harmful effect on California's agricultural industry. It could lead to more imports and "significantly boost labor costs." Continue »
Because of the mandatory E-Verify legislation being pushed by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), the Associated Press reports that "The agriculture industry fears a disaster." Smith and his GOP colleagues are telling the American Agriculture industry to "Drop Dead." Continue »
The Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), who fancies himself something of an expert on Latino politics, recently sent around a "Dear Colleague" linking to a Rasmussen Reports poll on workplace immigration enforcement. Smith is an ardent advocate of E-Verify and intends to introduce... Continue »
Rep. Lamar Smith, the Republican Chair of the House Judiciary Committee -- and one of the notoriously anti-immigrant "Three Amigos," just can't help himself when it comes to attacking and demonizing immigrants. Today, This time, Smith -- the GOP's top political strategist for Latino outreach -- is taking on... Continue »
This in from Ruben Navarrette last night: You would think that the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee would have better things to do than respond to every column that mentions him. Continue »