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Congressman Tom McClintock

Representing the 4th District of California

Illegal Immigration - Border Crisis

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October 14, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C.- Rep. McClintock today sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas demanding answers about alien encounters at the southern border and the security risks posed by the release of thousands of terrorists from Bagram Air Base combined with the porous southern border.    
July 13, 2021 Speeches
Today we will hear from Dr. Ronil Hira of the damage done to American workers – and to the foreign workers themselves -- through abuses in guestworker programs like H-1B, L-1 and the Optical Practical Training program, and how despite assurances of the left, pay far below the market rates for labor and displace skilled American workers. This has resulted in continuing scandals as skilled American workers have been ordered to train their foreign replacements as a condition of receiving severance pay, including major corporations like Southern California Edison, Siemens, Disney, AT&T and the University of California. Under the OPT program, employers don’t have to pay payroll taxes if they hire foreign nationals here on student visas for 29 months after graduation. If you know a college graduate who has a science, technical, engineering or mathematics degree who can’t find an entry level job, you need look no farther than this discriminatory program.
April 28, 2021 Speeches
On March 4th, the Ranking Member of the Full Committee along with all six Republican members of this subcommittee wrote to you requesting a hearing on the border crisis caused by President Biden’s decision to stop the MPP program, abandon the border wall and instruct ICE not to faithfully execute the laws of the United States.
April 21, 2021 Speeches
We are way beyond any question of whether we face a border crisis – the question now is whether we have a border at all. When I put that question directly to the President of the Border Patrol, his answer was an emphatic NO.
March 18, 2021 Speeches
Last year, we finally achieved operational control of our southern border for the first time in decades. The Trump Administration had made it clear that our border would be enforced, and illegal immigration dropped dramatically. That all ended on January 20th, when Joe Biden issued executive orders to stop deporting illegal immigrants, abandon the border wall, to admit anyone claiming to be under 18, and rescinding the remain in Mexico policy for asylum claims. That message has been heard loud and clear. The border patrol reported more than 100,000 encounters in February alone. That’s the entire population of South Bend, Indiana or Green Bay, Wisconsin. In a single month. And it’s getting worse.
March 18, 2021 Speeches
It was no accident that when we finally won control of the border and cut the flow of low wage labor, Americans saw the strongest wage growth in 40 years, the lowest unemployment rate in 50 years and the lowest poverty rate in 60 years – and for the first time in decades the wage gap between rich and poor narrowed. This bill extends amnesty, green cards and a path to citizenship to somewhere between 1 and 2 ½ million illegal immigrants now working in agriculture – and their families -- in a manner that will depress wages not just in agriculture, but in every field of the economy for years to come.
February 25, 2021 Speeches
Before the lockdown left took a wrecking ball to our economy last year, we were enjoying one of the greatest expansions of economic opportunity in our lifetimes. Unemployment was at its lowest rate in 50 years, the poverty rate was at its lowest rate in 60 years. Wage growth was the strongest in 40 years. The wage gap was narrowing for the first time in many years, as blue-collar wages increased dramatically. The unemployment rate for women was the lowest in 70 years. For African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Asian Americans, veterans and disabled Americans, and those without a high school diploma, unemployment was the lowest ever recorded.
February 11, 2021 Speeches
Before we took a wrecking ball to our economy last year, we were enjoying one of the greatest expansions of economic opportunity in our lifetimes. Unemployment was at its lowest rate in 50 years, the poverty rate was at its lowest rate in 60 years. Wage growth was the strongest in 40 years. The wage gap was narrowing for the first time in many years, as blue-collar wages increased dramatically. The unemployment rate for women was the lowest in 70 years. For African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Asian Americans, veterans and disabled Americans, and those without a high school diploma, unemployment was the lowest ever recorded. The labor participation rate began to increase after years of decline as workers who had given up hope of work began seizing opportunities. The participation rate for men aged 25-34 grew for the first time since 1962.
February 8, 2021 Press Release
Judiciary Republicans release staff report demonstrating the Biden Administration is poised to return to radical policies that will incentivize rampant illegal immigration.