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Foxx talks immigration, security

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Editor’s Note: Congresswoman Virginia Foxx visited Avery County on Jan. 18, and sat down with the staff of The AJT for an exclusive interview covering a variety of issues. This is the second of a two-part series stemming from that conversation, as reported by AJT intern Katie Murawski. As Avery County native and U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx enters a new session in Washington, D.C., the nation is rife w...

Foxx Statement on President Trump's Immigration Executive Order

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WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today issued the following statement regarding President Trump's executive order entitled "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States:" "We have always been a country that welcomes immigrants. However, it is also important to remember that national security is the number one job of the federal government. Given shortcomings in...

Supreme Court blocks two of Obama's immigration plans; a third program unaffected

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked two policy initiatives proposed by President Barack Obama to temporarily shield from deportation certain immigrants living in the United States without authorization, but a similar program he implemented four years ago remains in effect. The case is United States v. Texas. It involves Obama’s proposed Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Pe...

Bid to toughen specialized military route to citizenship not included in $575 billion defense bill

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Ever since the Obama administration started temporarily shielding from deportation certain younger immigrants who had been living in the United States illegally, eligible immigrants have been able to access such benefits as a work permit and a driver’s license. But, for them, obstacles remain. Under the program, known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, there is no direct path to c...

Foxx Votes to Strengthen Visa Waiver Program

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WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today praised passage of bipartisan legislation that would help the Department of Homeland Security identify and stop terrorists with Western passports from entering the United States. “National security is the number one job of the federal government, and this bipartisan legislation is one step toward reducing the risk that terrorists pose to our nation,” ...

Foxx: Sanctuary Cities Risk Safety of American Citizens

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WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today voted in favor of legislation that would ban so-called sanctuary cities from receiving certain taxpayer-funded grants from the U.S. Department of Justice. The term “sanctuary cities” refers to nearly 300 communities that have adopted laws or policies that limit the extent to which local authorities can assist the federal government on immigration matt...

Virginia Foxx votes against Homeland Security funding bill

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Virginia Foxx, who represents North Carolina’s 5th Congressional District, voted against a long-term funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday, March 3. The legislation passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 257 to 167. Foxx said the following about the funding bill: “Unfortunately, this legislation does nothing to prevent President (Barack) Obama’s unlawful pl...

NC lawmakers explain votes on key homeland department funding bill

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A partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security was averted on Tuesday when the House of Representatives voted 257-167 to pass full funding for the rest of the fiscal year. It includes money for executive orders on immigration that President Barack Obama signed in recent years. Most Democrats and 75 Republicans, including Speaker John Boehner, voted for it. The Senate had already passed ...

Foxx Statement on Passage of Legislation to Fund Homeland Security Department

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WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., today voted against a long-term funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security. The House passed the legislation by a vote of 257 to 167. “Unfortunately, this legislation does nothing to prevent President Obama’s unlawful plans to grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens through executive actions, which undermine our system of checks and balances. ...

Getting back to work

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On Jan. 6, I was sworn in to my sixth term in the U.S. House of Representatives. Serving the people of North Carolina is a profound honor, and I am grateful for the opportunity to represent the 5th District in Congress. It is always a tremendous privilege to take the oath of office and pledge to “support and defend” the Constitution of the United States. The first month of the 114th Congress has b...

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