Lamar Smith

This Letter Shows the GOP Once Sympathized With Immigrants Facing Deportation
August 13, 2014

And it proves that Republican are hypocritical to protest Obama's executive actions.

How the Tech Industry Lost an Ally on Immigration
September 24, 2012

The tech industry desperately wants more high-skilled immigrants, but pro-immigration activists--feeling "dissed" over the years--aren't helping.

On Immigration, Congress Should Quit Whining and Look in the Mirror
July 19, 2012

Today, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano had one of the least-fun jobs in Washington: She had to testify at the House Judiciary Committee’s DHS oversight hearing.  The Republican members of this particular committee—especially the chairman, immigration hardliner Lamar Smith—have found very little to like about the White House’s immigration policy, and, sure enough, the back-and-forth I watched today was less than cordial. But in one important respect, it was revealing. Consider Napolitano’s exchange with Republican Trey Gowdy of South Carolina.