Rep. Gowdy Chosen to Lead House Immigration Subcommittee

Rep. Gowdy Chosen to Lead House Immigration Subcommittee

“House leaders chose a vocal opponent of illegal immigration to head up the chamber’s immigration subcommittee, which will play an integral role in the upcoming debates on how to reform the nation’s immigration laws. Incoming House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., announced Tuesday that Rep. Trey Gowdy, a former South Carolina prosecutor who was part of the GOP freshman wave of 2010, will head the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security,” USA Today reports.

The Seven Immigration Mistakes Businesses Make

“Based on information provided by the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) and various year-end publications about the actions brought against employers for immigration violations in 2012, we have compiled a short list of exposures that employers should have a plan for preventing in 2013. Here are seven of the most common mistakes that were made by employers of foreign-born residents this year,” says

Farworkers vs Farmers in Upcoming Immigration Fight

“Farmworkers and their advocates want to see workers given permanent legal status. This would give farmworkers more rights, as well as more dignity by recognizing their place in the U.S. and the role they play in our economy and our food system. Some industry groups, however, are pushing for solutions like the American Farm Bureau Federation’s proposed an “ag card” program, or a temporary work visa,” says a report at

“‘We vigorously oppose those kinds of guest worker programs,’ said Bruce Goldstein, president of the advocacy group Farmworker Justice. In the coming months, he predicts ‘a public policy battle over whether this country will go down the path of becoming a nation of guest workers or will retain its history into the future as a nation of immigrants.'”

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Dan is the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)'s President after joining the organization in 1982. He has testified more than 50 times before Congress, and been cited in the media as "America's best-known immigration reformer." Dan has appeared on virtually every significant TV and radio news/talk program in America and, in addition to being a contributing editor to, has contributed commentaries to a vast number of print media outlets.


  1. avatar

    The most important issue with Latinos is not immigration, it is health care.
    Most Latinos could care less about immigration, they have the numbers now, they aren’t worried about that, they are concerned with quality of life issues, such as universal health care.
    The Republicans , or Democrats could stay strong on controlling the border and immigration and still get Latino votes if they can assure Latinos that they will have health care for themselves and their families, that is the most important issue with Latinos, not immigration, contrary to the myth.

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    Gee how awful. Opposed to legal immigration. But the fact is that most Americans are opposed to illegal immigration no matter what party. The Latino lobby likes to pretend that’s not true, but polls show exactly that. Opposition to illegal immigration is not the Republicans problem when it comes to votes.

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    They Told Us a Lot of Republicans Were Tough on Immigration

    But when it comes to prosecuting MASS employers for hiring IAs, the Republicans are all talk, costly “moot point” litigation over existing laws and no immediate E-VERIFY.