FAIR Welcomes New Leaders of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement
(January 7, 2011 — Washington, D.C.) - In response to the appointments of Elton Gallegly (R-Calif.) and Steve King (R-Iowa) as chairman and vice chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement, Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) issued the following statement:
“FAIR congratulates Rep. Gallegly on his well-deserved appointment as chairman of the subcommittee overseeing immigration policy. Chairman Gallegly has a long and distinguished record as a leader in the effort to enforce U.S. immigration laws and ensure that the interests of the American people are protected.
“Advocates for true immigration reform are also delighted that Rep. King will play a central role in formulating and overseeing immigration policies, as vice chair of the subcommittee in the new Congress. Like Chairman Gallegly, Mr. King has been a relentless advocate for sensible reforms to our nation’s dysfunctional immigration policies.
“The choice of these two leaders by Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Tex.) as chair and vice chair is a clear indication of the direction the Immigration Policy and Enforcement Subcommittee is likely to take in the 112th Congress. We look forward to working with these three leaders to restore a true sense of national interest to U.S. immigration policies.”