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  • Sam Johnson Reintroduces Bill to Stop Illegal Immigrants from Claiming Refundable Child Tax Credit
    Posted in Press Release on April 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) reintroduced his Refundable Child Tax Credit Eligibility Verification Reform Act. The bill seeks to prevent illegal immigrants from claiming the $1,000 refundable child tax credit. “I’m pleased that, unlike former President Obama, President Trump takes our immigration laws seriously and is working to make our borders more secure,” said Johnson. “In fact, Homeland Security Secretary Kelly announced in March that illegal immigration ac... Read more

  • Sam Johnson on SCOTUS Block of Obama’s Executive Amnesty
    Posted in Press Release on June 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – This morning the Supreme Court issued a split decision regarding a challenge to President Obama’s executive amnesty in the case led by Texas and 26 states. Due to the 4-4 decision, the ruling of the lower court remains in place. This means President Obama’s illegal amnesty is officially null and void. U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03), who supported Texas's case in an Amicus brief to the Court, released the following statement in response to the decision: “The fight against... Read more

  • SAM JOHNSON VIEWS TEXAS BORDER IN WAKE OF LATEST ILLEGAL SURGE
    Posted in Press Release on February 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Immigration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – On February 5, 2016 U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) returned to Texas’ southern border in response to the Department of Homeland Security’s recent report, which shows a 30% increase in border crossings compared to the previous year. Johnson and fellow Border Security Caucus members were briefed by the Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol as well as the Texas Department of Public Safety. In addition, Johnson toured the Rio Grande River by boat to see the security challen... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Responds to Obama's Final State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Release on January 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Veterans, National Security, Immigration, Jobs and the Economy, Fiscal Responsibility

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) released the following statement in response to President Obama’s final State of the Union address: “Just a few hours ago 10 American sailors were captured by the Iranian military. Just a few days ago a refugee in Houston was arrested as part of terrorist plot. Just a few weeks ago a jihadist couple in San Bernardino murdered 14 people. But listening to Obama talk, you’d think everything was going well. Obama seems to think his foreign poli... Read more

  • Johnson WASHINGTON EXAMINER Op-Ed: Fighting Back Against Obama's Lawless Immigration Amnesty
    Posted in Op-Ed on December 31, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    VIEW WASHINGTON EXAMINER ARTICLE HERE One thousand and seven hundred-plus miles. That's the distance between 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and the Texas border city of McAllen, Texas. President Obama has never been there, which is perhaps why it is so easy for him to ignore the impact that his lawless executive amnesty is having on my border state of Texas and the country as a whole. Well I did see firsthand the extent of Obama's man-made illegal immigration crisis. I saw it when I led a congressiona... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Introduces K-1 Visa Program Suspension Act
    Posted in Press Release on December 16, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Immigration

    Washington, DC – In response to the San Bernardino terrorist attack and increased national security concerns among the American people, today U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) introduced The K-1 Visa Program Suspension Act. During his House Floor remarks about the legislation, Johnson stated: “Mr. Speaker, the terrorist attack in San Bernardino – the deadliest attack on U.S. soil since September 11th – made it clear that our homeland is vulnerable to terrorism. This terrorist couple’s attack ... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Reintroduces “No Social Security Numbers and Benefits for Illegal Aliens Act”
    Posted in Press Release on April 23, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Social Security, Immigration, Jobs and the Economy, President Obama's Border Crisis

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) reintroduced the No Social Security Numbers & Benefits for Illegal Aliens Act. This bill is in direct response to President Obama’s November 21st executive order that allows illegal immigrants to receive work permits that would then enable them to get Social Security numbers and government benefits. After reintroducing the No Social Security Numbers & Benefits for Illegal Aliens Act, Johnson made the following statement: “A majority ... Read more

  • American Taxpayers Shouldn’t Be Paying Illegals $24,000 Amnesty “Bonuses”
    Posted in Op-Ed on March 10, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Illegal immigration is one of the biggest issues facing America – and Texas – today. Last summer, an unprecedented number of children and families entered our country illegally. This crisis was a direct result of President Obama’s 2012 decision to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants. As a border state, Texas is paying a heavy price in both precious taxpayer dollars and resources to secure the border. What’s worse, communities across the state are bearing the financial burdens associated with las... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Introduces Bill to Stop IRS from Giving Illegals Your Tax Dollars
    Posted in Press Release on March 4, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Fiscal Responsibility

    Washington, D.C. – Today U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) introduced the No Amnesty Tax “Refunds” for Illegals Act, a bill that would prevent illegals from receiving up to $24,000 in tax “refunds” from the IRS. This legislation follows his “no” vote last evening for a Homeland Security funding bill that would fund President Obama’s executive amnesty. “It’s no secret that I adamantly oppose the President’s amnesty,” said Johnson. “It’s why I voted against yesterday’s Homeland Security bill th... Read more

  • Sam Johnson to IRS: NO “Refunds” for Illegals on the Backs of Taxpayers
    Posted in Press Release on February 4, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Fiscal Responsibility, President Obama's Border Crisis

    Washington, DC – In response to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen confirming that illegal immigrants would be able to get extra “refunds” from the IRS, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) – Chairman of the Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee – issued the following statement: “This week the IRS confirmed that it indeed can take your hard-earned taxpayer dollars and hand it out as ‘refunds’ to illegal immigrants. This is WRONG. And it’s yet another cost of Obama's executive amnesty. Rest ass... Read more