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  • FHWA Attempts to Skirt Law, Force TxDOT to Pay Housing Benefits to Illegal Aliens
    Posted in Press Releases on January 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration Reform, Transportation and Infrasturcture

    Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) released a statement today in support of the Texas Department of Transportation. Prior to leaving office, President Obama’s administration and the Federal Highway Administration broke an agreement with TxDOT by attempting to force the agency to pay relocation benefits to illegal aliens in violation of state and federal law. TxDOT has worked to pay fair market value and relocation costs for residents in the Hillcrest neighborhood of Corpus Christi as part of... Read more

  • Congressman Farenthold’s Statement on Governor Abbott Banning Sanctuary Cities in Texas
    Posted in Press Releases on November 29, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration Reform, Homeland Security

    Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) released the following statement after Texas Governor Greg Abbott pledged to ban sanctuary cities in Texas. Governor Abbott’s crackdown will cut state funding to cities, such as Austin, that refuse to comply with federal immigration laws and shelter criminal illegal immigrants from deportation. “I’m glad to see Governor Abbott’s commitment to the safety of Texans,” Congressman Blake Farenthold said. “Sanctuary cities endanger American lives by adopting poli... Read more

  • Congressman Farenthold Discusses Taxes, Veterans Care, Border Security at Victoria Town Hall
    Posted in Press Releases on August 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration Reform, Jobs and the Economy , Energy Independence , Second Amendment , Healthcare, Seniors and Veterans , Regulatory Reform, Obamacare Alternatives

    Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-TX-27) released the following statement this afternoon after hosting a town hall discussion covering taxation, veterans care, energy prices, border security, the Iran deal and the TPP among other topics. “It was great to have a full house of folks passionate about their country at my town hall in Victoria this afternoon,” said Congressman Farenthold. “It makes me proud to represent Victoria when I see constituents so focused on working to get America back on track... Read more

  • Congressman Farenthold Holds Refugio Leaders Roundtable
    Posted in Press Releases on August 4, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration Reform, Homeland Security, Transportation and Infrasturcture

    On Wednesday, August 3, 2016, Congressman Blake Farenthold held a roundtable with local Refugio-area leaders. In attendance were Congressman Farenthold, Congressman Farenthold’s District Director JD Kennedy and Field Representative Luis Buentello, Refugio Mayor Wanda Dukes, Chief of Police Andy Lopez, Refugio Chamber of Commerce member Jennifer Ragle, and board members of the Refugio County Community Development Foundation Jessica Bonilla and Amanda Mendoza. During their meeting, issues discusse... Read more

  • Supreme Court Blocks President Obama’s Executive Order on Amnesty
    Posted in Press Releases on June 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration Reform

    Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-TX) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court deadlocked 4-4 in the case of United States v. Texas, thus upholding the lower court’s decision that the President’s executive action to allow five million unauthorized immigrants to remain in the U.S. and receive work permits was not constitutional. The President’s proposal, Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA), shielded approximately 5 million people who entered the country illegally if their ... Read more

  • Farenthold, Cuellar Introduce the CUBA Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration Reform

    Representatives Blake Farenthold (R-TX-27) and Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) released the following statements today after introducing the Correcting Unfair Benefits for Aliens (CUBA) Act. The bill would ensure that Cuban immigrants are held to the same immigration standards as nationals of other countries with which the United States has established diplomatic relations. Diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba were formally re-established in July of last year. Congressman Blake Farent... Read more

  • Farenthold Statement on Terrorist Attack in Brussels
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration Reform, Homeland Security

    Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-TX-27) released the following statement today in support of our allies in Brussels as they work to recover from a terrible tragedy after a terrorist attack killed 31 and injured nearly 200. “As officials complete a thorough investigation of the terrorist attacks that occurred earlier today in Brussels, I extend my thoughts and prayers to those affected by these awful events,” Congressman Farenthold said. “These are not isolated incidents. In the United States, we ... Read more

  • Farenthold Votes to Approve Refugee Program Reform Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration Reform, Homeland Security

    Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-TX-27), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement today after voting to give state and local governments the power to decide if refugees will be resettled within their communities. “The United States is one of the most generous countries when it comes to immigration and refugees. Regardless of people’s feelings on these issues, most agree keeping Americans safe should be the top priority,” Congressman Farenthold said. “This legisl... Read more

  • Farenthold Joins Coalition Filing Amicus Brief in Support of Texas HB 2
    Posted in Press Releases on February 10, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration Reform, Homeland Security

    Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-TX-27) joined with others members of Congress in support of Texas HB 2, filing an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court this week. Texas HB 2 establishes standards for abortion providers and facilities to ensure patients have access to quality medical care during procedures. The Supreme Court will hear arguments in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt later this spring. “We would never stand for a patient to have same-day surgery in an unsafe or unsanitary facil... Read more

  • AP: Unaccompanied Minors Became Victims of Child Sex Abuse After Feds Lowered Safety Standards
    Posted in Press Releases on January 26, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration Reform

    Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-TX-27) released the following statement today after an Associated Press investigation revealed that unaccompanied minors who crossed the border alone into the U.S. became victims of sexual abuse, are being forced to work with little or no pay, and are being denied food and education. “While it may be easy to chalk this up to another failure by the Obama administration, what makes this failure so disturbing is the young victims these lax policies created,” Farentho... Read more