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  • Grothman’s Bill to Support Immigrant Self-Sufficiency
    Posted in Press Releases on February 3, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    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 both legal and illegal immigrant households take advantage of the welfare system far more than native-... Read more

  • Grothman on Stopping Construction of the Wall
    Posted in Press Releases on January 27, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    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. “Whether it is in Texas, Arizona or California, every border patrol agent I speak with tells me th... Read more

  • Grothman Statement on Public Charge Court Ruling
    Posted in Press Releases on February 25, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    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, which will require an individual to be a U.S. citizen in order to receive federal welfare benefits, su... Read more

  • Ignoring Federal Immigration Law
    Posted in Press Releases on October 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    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 faced with regard to the increasing number of sanctuary cities and local jurisdictions impeding their... Read more

  • The Deportation Hearing That Wasn’t What It Seemed
    Posted in Press Releases on September 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    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 based on their illnesses. The Premise: Democrat lawmakers held this hearing in reaction to news of a... Read more

  • Grothman On Unaccompanied Minors
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    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, Arizona and Texas, while asking the acting Secretary tough questions. Key takeaway 1: McAleenan co... Read more

  • Grothman Cosponsors Bill to Ensure Immigration Law is Upheld
    Posted in Press Releases on June 4, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    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 contracts charter airlines to assist in flying immigrants back to their home countries. King County Intern... Read more

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