Republican Leadership Joins Gosar Effort to Address Immigration Crisis Along Southern U.S. Border

For Immediate Release
Date: June 20, 2014


Contact: Steven D. Smith

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) sent a letter to President Obama calling on immediate action from the Administration in regards to the immigration crisis along the southern U.S. border. Additionally, a letter was also sent to the President from the House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY), House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) as well as four other Appropriation Subcommittee Chairmen requesting immediate action be taken to enforce U.S. immigration laws:

“I am encouraged to see Speaker Boehner, Chairman Rogers, Chairman McCaul and other Republican leadership figures join my effort to prevent the recent epidemic flow of illegal aliens from entering our southern border. I agree with my colleagues that the actions of the Obama Administration have encouraged immigrants from countries throughout Central America, especially young children, to risk their lives in order to illegally enter the United States.

“We are witnessing the tragic consequences of what occurs when the Obama Administration chooses not to enforce our laws. Last week I called for the Administration to immediately terminate their flawed alien smuggling policy, to respond to pointed questions about Homeland Security’s actions, to secure the border and to stop giving amnesty to illegal aliens.

“To date, the Administration has refused—on multiple occasions—to cite the statutory authority for implementing the new transfer policy, refused to ‘discuss policy’ on any of their conference calls on this crisis with congressional staff and missed the June 19 deadline for responding to my questions. This Administration becomes more lawless by the day and I demand compliance with the rule of law in addition to responses to my questions.”


The press release and letter from Speaker of the House John Boehner can be found HERE.

The press release and letter from Chairman Rogers, Chairman McCaul and other GOP leaders can be found HERE.

Rep. Gosar has been leading the charge to hold the Administration accountable for this scandal and recent policy change. Here are a few of his action on this matter:

Rep. Gosar called for Attorney General Eric Holder to be impeached as a result of the policy change and recent alien smuggling scandal. Click HERE to read more.

Rep. Gosar sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and other responsible officials calling for the termination of the failed policy and asking the Administration to respond to pointed questions about the operation. Click HERE to read more.

Rep. Gosar sent a letter June 2nd to the appropriate committees in Congress requesting this matter be investigated and raising serious concerns. Click HERE to read more.