I have long supported three key principles in any immigration reform legislation. I insist on that immigration solutions do not grant amnesty, shortcut the naturalization process, or ignore our nation’s laws by rewarding illegal activity. Our constituents throughout the country have spoken loud and clear and elected officials in Washington, D.C. should listen.
I have long been involved in the immigration debate proposing legislation to address America’s porous borders and providing real enforcement of our nation’s immigration laws. I have consistently offered legislation that would make English the official language of the United States. Finally, I have consistently stood up to the federal bureaucracies and defended the rights of states, especially those on the border, to protect themselves, their citizens, and their property from those that enter the country illegally.
As Congress seeks to address immigration reform again, I cannot support any legislation which does not provide border security or grants short cuts or amnesty to those who disregard our laws.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today joined MSNBC’s The Daily Rundown with Chuck Todd to discuss the situation of unaccompanied alien children (UAC) being housed at Fort Sill in Oklahoma. …
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), yesterday cosponsored legislation introduced by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) that would prevent taxpayer dollars from being used to expand President Obama’s policy of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and from continuing to grant amnesty or process work permits for illegal immigrants. Read More
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today called on President Obama to include in his trip to Texas a visit to the border in order to witness first-hand the immigration crisis and surge of unaccompanied alien children (UAC): Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), today released the following statement in response to President Obama’s announcement that he will take administrative action to make immigration reforms without congress: Read More
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today released an annual report outlining initiatives and accomplishments from 2012 and 2013, many of which led him to receiving rankings as one of the top Senate conservatives by National Journal, Club for Growth, and the American Conservative Union. Read More
Sen. Jim Inhofe is an original cosponsor of amendment 72 to the Senate Continuing Resolution announced Thursday that would require the Department of Homeland Security to provide Congress with information about the illegal immigrants who are being released due to the President’s sequestration budget cuts. Read More
Following President Obama’s announcement today that his administration will stop deporting illegal immigrants who have entered into the United States, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) made the following statement: Read More