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  • Congressman Francis Rooney statement on introducing the Asylum Protection Act
    Posted in Press Releases on January 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington, DC – Congressman Francis Rooney issued the following statement on introducing H.R. 4850, the Asylum Protection Act of 2018. Congressman Rooney stated, “The United States asylum application process is being abused by illegal immigrants and the people suffering most from this abuse are those who most need asylum due to legitimate fear of persecution in their home countries. On the other hand, baseless asylum claims have created a huge backlog at the immigration courts and, as a result,... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney statement on the Diversity Visa lottery
    Posted in Press Releases on November 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington, D.C.- Today, Congressman Francis Rooney issued the following statement regarding the Diversity Visa lottery system that allowed New York City radical Islamic terrorist attacker Sayfullo Saipov to enter the United States. “The Diversity Visa lottery system threatens our national security. The lottery chooses random green card applicants to gain entry to our country, and fails to properly vet individuals. The dangerous Diversity Visa lottery must be replaced by a merit-based visa syst... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Votes to Support Tougher Penalties for Sanctuary Cities and Illegal Immigrants
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Immigration

    Washington, DC - This afternoon, Congressman Francis Rooney voted in support of two bills that will strengthen penalties against sanctuary cities and assist law enforcement in protecting our borders. H.R. 3004, Kate’s Law, would impose enhanced criminal penalties for illegal aliens with serious criminal records that have been convicted of illegal entry and subsequently return to the United States. H.R. 3003, No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, would provide for stricter penalties for jurisdictions t... Read more

  • H1-B Visas and American Jobs
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on May 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    The H1-B visa program, created to import temporary foreign workers to fill high-tech jobs, is too often used to replace Americans with cheaper foreign workers under the guise that Americans are not qualified for these jobs. President Trump signed an executive order to initiate a review to assure that the H1-B visa program is used solely to fill existing gaps. While this action is an important first step in protecting American jobs, we also need a long-term solution to the high-tech labor shortag... Read more