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Congressman Adrian Smith

Representing the 3rd District of Nebraska

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July 5, 2019 Column

As recent trends demonstrate, we must take border security seriously. In May, U.S. Customs and Border Protection stopped 144,000 people from illegally entering the United States – the most in one month since 2006. This incredible number of people is almost three times the population of Grand Island.

January 11, 2019 Column

Our borders reflect the history, geography, and sovereignty of our nation. We monitor and defend them for a number of reasons, including the protection of American citizens from illegal drugs and individuals who would do us harm. The United States is a nation of laws, applied broadly and evenly, with no person outside their reach. If any of us break the law, we face consequences. Our society and legal system rely on these consequences to discourage widespread crime.

September 5, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) released the following statement today after the Trump administration announced it will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program put in place by the Obama administration.
June 29, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) released the following statement today after voting in favor of H.R. 3003, the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, and H.R. 3004, Kate’s Law. These bills combat dangerous sanctuary policies which shield criminals from prosecution and increase penalties for deported felons who illegally reenter the United States.
February 28, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) released the following statement this evening in response to President Donald Trump’s address to Congress.
November 10, 2016 Column
The American people have spoken, and the power structure in Washington, D.C., has been turned on its head. I congratulate President-elect Donald Trump on his victory and look forward to working with him.
March 3, 2015 Press Release
Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) released the following statement today after voting against the Senate Amendment to H.R. 240, the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2015.
January 16, 2015 Column
Our nation’s immigration system is broken. Millions of people have illegally crossed into our country through a porous border or overstayed visas with no repercussions.
January 14, 2015 Press Release
Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) today voted in favor of the Homeland Security Appropriations bill which defunds the President’s attempt to bypass Congress to grant amnesty to millions who are illegally in the U.S.
December 12, 2014 Column
Illegal immigration is one of the many issues Congress needs to address. Not only are millions of people in our country without legal status, but there has been a surge of unaccompanied, undocumented children crossing our border this year.