Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus

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The Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus is a political organization made up of members of the United States Congress.

Goals[edit]

According to the agenda posted on the founder's congressional website,[1] and repeated in subsequent caucus declarations,[2] the caucus was founded "to review current immigration policy, propose new immigration policies and provide a forum in Congress for addressing the positive and negative consequences of our immigration policies."

History[edit]

Founding[edit]

The caucus was founded in May 1999 by Colorado Republican Tom Tancredo to bring together members of Congress opposing increased immigration and paths to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.[3]

113th United States Congress 2013-2015[edit]

Chair: Ted Poe (R-TX)

Caucus members during the 113th US Congress included Congressmen Bill Flores (R-GA), Phil Gingrey (R-GA) and Lamar Smith (R-TX) as well as Congresswoman Diane Black (R-TN).[4]

110th United States Congress 2007-2009[edit]

Chair: Brian Bilbray (R-CA)

Caucus members during the 110th US Congress included Congressmen Ted Poe (R-TX), Lamar Smith (R-TX), Phil Gingrey (R-GA), Bill Sali (R-ID) and Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD).[5] As the bipartisan Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007 approached a floor vote, caucus members coordinated with NumbersUSA to engage key senators to oppose and ultimately collapse the bill.[6]

107th United States Congress 2001-2003[edit]

Chair: Tom Tancredo (R-CO)

Caucus members opposed amnesty for undocumented US residents, blocking expansion of Section 245(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tom Tancredo. "Proposed Agenda". Web Archive. Archived from the original on 10 January 2007. Retrieved 4 July 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  2. ^ a b Tom Tancredo (2004). "Proposed Agenda for the 108th Congress". Minnesotans for Sustainability. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  3. ^ IPS Right Web (2013). "Immigration Reform Caucus". Right Web. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  4. ^ Ted Poe (6 February 2013). "Poe named Chairman of Immigration Reform Caucus; holds kickoff meeting". United States House of Representatives. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  5. ^ Ted Poe (1 June 2007). "Immigration Reform Caucus: Amnesty for millions is more than just a narrow slice of the proposed immigration bill". United States House of Representatives. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  6. ^ Gulasekaram, Pratheepan and S. Karthick Ramakrishnan (2015). The New Immigration Federalism, p. 104. Cambridge University Press, New York. ISBN 9781107530867