Rep. Smith Says ‘Creative Mind’ Came Up with Name for His Anti-Immigration Bill

By: Tuesday July 26, 2011 4:35 pm

(photo: Rep. Lamar Smith at a September 2010 immigration hearing ) Republican Lamar Smith of Texas, the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, profoundly wasted the committee’s time today with a junk piece of legislation that would only make matters worse for immigration authorities if passed. The legislation, the “Hinder the Administration’s Legalization Temptation (HALT) [...]

Liveblogging the House Judiciary Committee’s Hearing on the Anti-Immigrant HALT Act

By: Tuesday July 26, 2011 11:10 am

(photo: US House of Representatives ) Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Lamar Smith (R-TX) will be chairing a hearing this afternoon on a piece of anti-immigrant legislation he has proposed. If passed, the legislation would likely limit the discretion immigration agencies have when it comes to decision-making on immigrant detention and deportations. The bill [...]

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