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  • Womack, Crawford, Westerman Pen Canopy NWA Refugee Resettlement Certification Concerns
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Congressmen Steve Womack (AR-3), Rick Crawford (AR-1), and Bruce Westerman (AR-4) today sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry expressing their severe concerns with Canopy NWA receiving certification from the Department of State to resettle refugees in Arkansas. The letter reads, in part: “Although we are grateful for the heart behind Canopy NWA and the welcoming spirit that is a mark of Arkansans, we are gravely concerned with the vetting process as it stands, as well as the lack of coo... Read more

  • Press Release: Womack Supports Passage of Visa Waiver Program Improvement Act
    Posted in Press Releases on December 8, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Immigration

    Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 158, the Visa Waiver Program Improvement Act: “I applaud the passage of this important bill to strengthen our national security, which takes the first of many steps to combat the threats posed by foreign fighters and anyone that tries to terrorize the American people. The tragic San Bernardino terrorist attack has reminded us that our visa system isn’t immune to abuse by those who wish to harm our ... Read more

  • Womack Votes to Strengthen Refugee Vetting Process, Protect America
    Posted in Press Releases on November 19, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Immigration

    Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 4038, the American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act of 2015: “The safety and security of the American people is my top priority, which is why I am proud to cosponsor and vote in favor of the American SAFE Act. We must strengthen our vetting and security policies to stop President Obama from haphazardly admitting waves of Syrian refugees and ensure that individuals associated with terrori... Read more

  • Womack Supports Enforcement of Laws in Sanctuary Cities
    Posted in Press Releases on July 23, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement after House passage of H.R. 3009, the Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act: “As a former mayor, I understand firsthand the danger illegal immigration poses to local communities and firmly believe that cities should put the safety and security of its citizens before the interests of those here illegally. Our immigration system undoubtedly needs reform, but there is absolutely no excuse for harboring and releasing criminal ... Read more

  • Womack Statement on Homeland Security Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on January 14, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement in response to the passage of the fiscal year (FY) 2015 Homeland Security Appropriations bill (H.R. 240), which provides $39.7 billion in discretionary funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), prioritizes the security of our border and counterterrorism efforts, and protects us from threats at home and abroad. Notably, H.R. 240 as passed includes five amendments which address the President’s recent executive acti... Read more

  • Womack Astounded by President's Executive Order on Immigration
    Posted in Press Releases on November 20, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement in response to President Obama’s announcement of Immigration Accountability Executive Actions: “The Constitution is clear when it grants Congress the authority to make our nation’s laws, not the President. But throughout his presidency, President Obama has refused to do the job actually afforded to him by the Constitution, the job of enforcing – not creating – America’s laws. This has been especially true when it comes to imm... Read more

  • Womack Supports Border Crisis Bill, Immigration Reforms
    Posted in Press Releases on August 1, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement after supporting the passage of H.R. 5230, a bill which makes supplemental appropriations to address the current immigration crisis on the southwestern border for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and the passage of H.R. 5272, a bill which establishes prohibitions for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: “It’s disappointing that these bills, which address the 50,000 unaccompanied minors that hav... Read more

  • Policy Update: Immigration
    Posted in Blog on August 16, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Our immigration system is in shambles. We have an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in our country, a porous border, and a visa system that fails to meet the needs of American companies. This fall, the House will address these issues when it considers the SAFE Act, the Legal Workforce Act, the AG Act, and the SKILLS Visa Act. The Strengthen and Fortify Enforcement (SAFE) Act (H.R. 2278) renews our commitment to interior enforcement efforts and increases security measures to deter the entry... Read more

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