Topic: Lamar Smith
Latin America Monitor US shifts deportation focus to criminals, closing other illegal immigrant cases
Immigrants rights groups praise the Department of Homeland Security's plan to focus on deporting criminals, but critics say the diminished focus on non-criminal aliens is a 'backdoor amnesty.'
11/18/2011 12:51 pm
SOPA "jeopardizes" Internet business, claim Twitter, Google, Yahoo and others. The SOPA bill amounts to "Internet censorship," some argue.
11/17/2011 05:06 pm
Farmers in states like Alabama that have passed strong anti-illegal immigration laws are fighting back, saying they are losing labor and that US workers are unwilling to take up farm work.
10/22/2011 10:21 am
Friday is the deadline for congressional committees to submit ideas to the deficit 'super committee.' But there's little indication that any of the ideas signal an openness to compromise.
10/14/2011 03:31 pm
Rep. Lamar Smith (R) of Texas wants a special counsel to investigate whether Attorney General Eric Holder told Congress the truth about Operation Fast and Furious, a now-discredited gun-tracking program aimed at Mexico's drug lords.
10/05/2011 04:50 pm
US deported a record number of illegal immigrants for drunken driving and other traffic violations in 2010. The trend makes immigrant advocates furious and the get-tough crowd suspicious.
07/22/2011 06:21 pm
A new bipartisan bill would remove marijuana from the company of heroin and cocaine in federal regulations, leaving it to the states to legalize pot – or not. Inter-state trafficking would remain a federal crime.
06/24/2011 09:49 pm
As states take unilateral actions on immigration, Obama lays out his administration's accomplishments with border security and makes the economic case for comprehensive immigration reform.
05/10/2011 02:02 pm
A conservative legal scholar, testifying to a House subcommittee, says the Justice Department sowed the seeds for the demise of the Defense of Marriage Act even as it publicly defended it.
04/16/2011 10:04 am
Republicans haven't abandoned extreme positions on immigration. They've just transferred controversial proposals to the state level.
03/09/2011 11:55 am