Immigration

Ending Sanctuary Cities

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Congressman Glenn Grothman (WI-06) has reintroduced the Ending Sanctuary Cities Act to the 117th Congress. This bill will prevent state and local governments that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities from receiving any federal grants. It would also protect state and local governments from federal or state lawsuits brought by illegal aliens. In addition, any law enforcement offi...

Why is VP Harris Visiting Wisconsin Before the Border?

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Today, Congressman Glenn Grothman (WI-06) expressed his dismay that Vice President Kamala Harris would come to Wisconsin while still not having toured the Mexican border. “For Kamala Harris to spend one more day not at the border is to send the message to the Mexican drug cartels and potential illegal immigrants around the world that the United States does not care about our immigration laws,” sai...

Congressman Grothman Visits Southern Border to See the Biden Administration’s Border Failures Firsthand

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This week, Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-WI) joined House Committee on Oversight and Reform Ranking Member James Comer (R-KY) and Rep. Yvette Herrell (R-NM) in El Paso, Texas and along the southern border in New Mexico to examine President Biden’s border crisis. Biden’s border crisis continues to escalate, encouraging human smugglers to profit from the administration’s open borders policies and pl...

Grothman’s Bill to Support Immigrant Self-Sufficiency

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Congressman Glenn Grothman (WI-06) today introduced a bill that will require an individual to be a U.S. citizen in order to receive welfare benefits, such as Medicare, Medicaid and SNAP. This bill will help to encourage more hard-working immigrants to come to America, while discouraging those who only seek to come here to take advantage of our welfare state. A study published in 2015 shows that bo...

Grothman on Stopping Construction of the Wall

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Today, Congressman Glenn Grothman (WI-06) released the following statement on President Biden’s radical decision to Stop construction of the wall on the U.S.-Mexican border, which has been proven to be effective by both Customs and Border Protection and the Department of Homeland Security as a whole. “I have been to our Southern border many times and plan to go back later this week,” said Grothman...

Grothman Statement on Public Charge Court Ruling

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Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) released the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of implementing President Trump’s “public charge” rule, which will encourage those immigrating to our country to achieve the American Dream. The rule that goes into effect this week was initially set to go into effect on October 15, 2019. Last year, Grothman introduced H.R. 848, wh...

Ignoring Federal Immigration Law

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Today, at a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing, Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) questioned witnesses about the crisis at our southern border and the challenges faced by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Acting ICE Director, Matthew Albence, addressed the issues immigration officers, and the agency as a whole, have f...

The Deportation Hearing That Wasn’t What It Seemed

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Today, at a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing, Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) questioned witnesses about a Trump Administration decision on the jurisdiction of deferred action cases of critically ill illegal child immigrants. An illegal immigrant is granted deferred action on their case based on many factors. At this hearing, two of the witnesses were granted deferred action ...

Grothman On Unaccompanied Minors

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This week, at a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing, Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) questioned acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan about the state of unaccompanied minors at the border, the hardships they face getting to the border and the possibility of being kidnapped and sold by the cartels. Rep. Grothman referred to his two recent trips to our Southern border...

Grothman Cosponsors Bill to Ensure Immigration Law is Upheld

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Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) this week became an official co-sponsor of the Prohibiting Local Airports from Neglecting Enforcement (PLANE) Act. The bill, introduced by Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL), would withhold federal aviation grants from any airport that refuses to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). In order to carry out federal immigration law, ICE contra...

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