Immigration

Despite all the rhetoric and decades of posturing, our southern border remains operationally unsecured, and unemployment remains unacceptably high, and yes, the massive flow of illegal aliens into our country remains unabated.


Recently, the Department of Homeland Security issued memos directing ICE agents to use "prosecutorial discretion" when apprehending illegals and determining who should be on track for deportation.  These memos not only ignore the rule of law and congressional intent but the will of the American people by seemingly endorsing a backdoor amnesty by decree.  There are currently 300,000 pending deportation cases under review where there's a strong possibility, under the current policy, non violent illegal aliens will be allowed to remain in the United States and likely granted employment authorization.  The U.S. government cannot continue to send such mixed messages that it is acceptable to break our immigration laws without consequence and expect the illegal immigration invasion of our country to cease.

Rep. Rohrabacher vigorously opposes any attempt to legalize the status of millions of illegals and continues to support common sense immigration policies that serve the American people first.  This year, Rep. Rohrabacher has co-sponsored bills to end birthright citizenship, declare English as the official language, strengthen the E-verify program requiring employers to check the work eligibility of all applicants, and introduced H.R. 1822, the No Health Care Subsidies for Illegal Immigrants Act.  Rohrabacher's bill would prevent illegal aliens from receiving health insurance subsidies under the new health care law by requiring proof of citizenship for eligibility.


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Apr 4, 2018 Press Release

Washington – Responding to the news that President Donald Trump will sign a proclamation to send National Guard troops to the U.S./Mexico border in order to close security gaps and stem illegal immigration, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) issued the following statement:

Mar 28, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-CA, today released the following statement on today’s vote by the Orange County Board of Supervisors to join the federal government’s lawsuit against the State of California regarding its immigration policy:

Mar 7, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-CA, today released the following statement concerning Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s legal action brought against the State of California:

Atty. Gen. Sessions’s lawsuit against the State of California, however the courts may ultimately decide it, provides an occasion to confront an issue critical not only to Californians, but to all Americans. That issue: the momentous disruption of the lives and wellbeing of everyday Americans thrust upon us by illegal immigrants. Our laws have gone unenforced for decades.

Sep 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Concerning the Trump administration’s announcement Tuesday that it was rescinding the Obama administration’s Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher issued the following statement:

President Obama created a legal headache and a public heartache by stepping far beyond his constitutional authority to protect the so-called “Dreamers” – those who were brought at a tender age to this country by parents who brazenly defied our immigration law.

Dec 15, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Dana Rohrabacher today warned University of California president Janet Napolitano that continuing to accommodate illegal immigrants in the state university system could lead to a cut in federal research funds.

Nov 21, 2014 Press Release

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-CA, released the following statement regarding President Obama’s executive action Thursday to shield certain immigrants, known to be in the country illegally, from deportation:

“The president thumbed his nose at Congress, and for that matter the Constitution, by doing exactly what he said numerous times he could not do legally. That is certainly no way to bring about the cooperation between both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue the American people voted for earlier this month. It shows an autocratic contempt for our democratic governing system.

Jul 2, 2014 News and Commentary

President Obama stood in the Rose Garden Monday and kicked up a cloud of dust.

While blasting House Republicans for blocking his costly "comprehensive immigration reform," having already blamed the Mexican government for the cruel human trafficking fiasco on our southern borders, he now vows to toughen border security.

Nov 6, 2013 Articles
The cascade of economic troubles in California can be traced back to the 1986 amnesty. Politically, the Republican Party of California lost 50% of its legislative members.
Jul 23, 2013 Articles

As comprehensive immigration reform stalls in the U.S. House of Representatives, some Golden State Republicans back home are wringing their hands. They say the rhetoric they’re hearing from GOP Congressmen threatens an already floundering California Republican Party.

“I can’t believe that we’re in 2013, and we haven’t been able to address this issue,” said Downey Mayor Mario Guerra. “To me it’s very much a human issue, and I think the time is now to do something about it.”