Opinion | Fixing the leak

February 12, 2018

By U.S Rep. Martha Roby

The congressional calendar has been extremely busy lately! This is great for getting important work accomplished in Washington, but unfortunately it prevents me from being able to travel throughout the Second District and catch up with those I represent as often as I’d like. During these times when I’m required to be in Washington for votes, I try to find different ways to connect with my constituents, so I recently held two telephone town hall events to hear directly from individuals throughout our district.

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Shelby blames Schumer and the Democrats for government shutdown

January 21, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, Senate Democrats led by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., blocked a continuing resolution to keep the federal government funded. Democrats refused to support any continued funding of the government unless Republicans gave in to their demands over keeping President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which expires in March, in place.

U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Alabama, reacted strongly to Senate Democrats’ failure to support HR195, the Continuing Resolution to keep the government funded.

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Moore asks Jones why he still supports DACA and opposes border wall

December 5, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Roy Moore Campaign asked Jones why, “In light of the tragic not-guilty verdict for Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, the illegal immigrant who murdered Kate Steinle, why do you oppose securing the border and support DACA and other amnesty measures that will attract more illegal immigrants?”

The Moore campaign accused Jones of being silent following the jury verdict freeing Zarate for the murder of young Kate Steinle.

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Moore campaign slams Jones for having “Mexico First” agenda

November 23, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, the Roy Moore campaign attacked Doug Jones for what they called his “Mexico First” immigration and border control policies.

The Moore campaign stated that, on Saturday, Jones said he did not support the building of a border wall, stating that it would be too expensive. On Sunday, another Border Patrol officer was killed defending the Southern Border.  The Moore campaign also criticized Jones for his support of the controversial DACA and DREAM Acts.

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Ben Carson, former Sen. Jim DeMint, Americans for Legal Immigration, Women for Trump all endorse Roy Moore

September 25, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Roy Moore continues to rake in endorsements both in Alabama and from outside of the state. Even though President Donald Trump has endorsed his opponent, U.S. Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala.; Trump’s Housing and Urban Development head, Ben Carson, announced his support of Moore on Friday.

“Judge Moore is a fine man of proven character and integrity, who I have come to respect over the years. I was delighted to hear he is running for the US Senate,” Carson said. “He is truly someone who reflects the Judeo-Christian values that were so important to the establishment of our country. It is these values that we must return to in order to make America great again. I wish him well and hope everyone will make sure they vote on Tuesday.”

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US Rep. Mike Rogers holds Town Hall meetings

August 17, 2017

By Staff Report
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, August 12, 2017, Congressman Mike Rogers (R-Saks) held a Town Hall meeting Thursday morning at the Southern Union campus in Opelika and another on Thursday afternoon at the Oxford Civic Center in Oxford. Attendance was estimated at about 200 at both events.

US Representative Mike Rogers said on social media afterward, “Since the media won’t do it, I was glad I had the opportunity to discuss firsthand how I strongly support President Trump’s America’s First agenda.”

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Combatting illegal immigration

July 11, 2017
Bradley Byrne

Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1)

Kate Steinle became a household name in 2015 after the 32-year old was shot and killed by an illegal immigrant in San Francisco. It was a horrific event that shined light on some serious flaws in our Nation’s immigration system.

The man who killed her, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, was in our country illegally. Making matters worse, he had already been deported five times and had been convicted of seven felonies. He had no business being in the United States.
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Byrne, Roby, Brooks vote to strengthen Immigration laws

July 6, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, June 29, 2017, US Representatives: Bradley Byrne (R-Montrose), Martha Roby (R-Montgomery), and Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) voted in support of two bills that sponsors say are intended to strengthen our Nation’s immigration laws and fight back against illegal immigration. Both Kate’s Law, HR3004, and the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, HR3003, passed the House last week.

Congressman Byrne said in a statement, “I am committed to working with President Trump to secure the border and combat illegal immigration. By passing these two important bills, we are sending a clear message that the safety and security of the American people comes first.
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Brooks wants El Chapo to pay for border wall

April 28, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, April 27, 2017, US Representative Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) filed House companion legislation for the Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order (EL CHAPO) Act, HR2186. This legislation was recently introduced in the Senate by US Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas). The EL CHAPO Act would use approximately $14 billion of the fortune belonging to famed Mexican drug lord, Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera “El Chapo” to pay for President Trump’s controversial border wall plan.
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Roby supports Sessions’ crackdown on Sanctuary Cities

April 5, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Politcal Reporter

Monday, April 3, 2017, US Representative Martha Roby (R-Montgomery) announced in an email that she supports Attorney General Jeff Sessions decision to deny Department of Justice grants to sanctuary cities. Rep. Roby called the decision by Sessions a, “Good move.”

Congresswoman Roby wrote, “Sanctuary cities are municipalities that have implemented policies designed to help illegal immigrants avoid deportation. For instance, the city of San Francisco prohibits its police force from complying with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents by denying them access to interview incarcerated immigrants to determine legal status. ICE depends on cooperation from state and local authorities, and sanctuary city policies greatly hinder their ability to enforce our immigration laws.
 
Sanctuary cities are magnets for illegal immigrants, including some dangerous people with criminal records. There are more than 140 jurisdictions and six states actively obstructing enforcement of federal immigration laws with sanctuary policies. This practice puts Americans at risk, and I believe the federal government should do all it can to discourage it.”
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