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Gohmert Introduces Bill to Restrict Asylum requests only to Lawful Ports of Entry
November 19, 2018
Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement regarding his bill, the Asylum at Designated Arrival Ports and Terminals (ADAPT) Act of 2018 (H.R. 7139), which requires that requests for asylum shall only be made at designated ports of arrival: “America is facing an invasion at our southern border that promises to be followed by more massive caravans. Our asylum system was never meant to add hundreds of thousands more each year to over one million lawful visas that the United States... More
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Rep Louie Gohmert Doubles-Down After Ending Dobbs Segment With ‘It’s Not Anti-Semitic To Criticize [George] Soros’
November 1, 2018
Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert fired back at those who accuse him and others of anti-Semitism for criticizing liberal billionaire financier George Soros. At the end of a segment on Wednesday night’s “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” Gohmert said, “It’s not anti-Semitic to criticize Soros, and Israel issued a statement a year ago saying just that.” Gohmert’s televised comments came less than a week after Judicial Watch’s Chris Farrell was banned from Fox-affiliated networks after accusing the “Soros-occupied State ... More
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Louie Gohmert: Use anti-racketeering law to track down people funding Central American caravan
October 22, 2018
A Texas Republican suggested Monday that the Trump administration should use the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, known as RICO, to investigate who might be funding a caravan of 7,000 Central American migrants traveling to the United States' southern border. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, said Attorney General Jeff Sessions should instruct the Justice Department to look into who is paying people to walk from Honduras north through Guatemala and Mexico. "We have got to have the D... More
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Gohmert: DOJ Must Investigate Caravan Funding
October 22, 2018
The Department of Justice must investigate funding behind the massive migrant caravan heading ot the U.S. border, and the people traveling from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador won't be able to make a legitimate asylum claim once they arrive, Rep. Louie Gohmert said Monday. "We have got to have the DOJ investigate where the funding is coming from to send these thousands and thousands of people to the U.S., because that you can use RICO to go after them," the Texas Republican told Fox News' "... More
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Gohmert: Caravan’s ‘Going to Find Out We Have a Very Strong President, Not a Weak-Kneed Guy Afraid of Hurting People’s Feelings’
October 22, 2018
“Thank God we have a president that will stand up to an invasion like this,” Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) exclaimed Monday, addressing the caravan of thousands of illegal aliens approaching the U.S. border. The army of illegal aliens storming the U.S. southern border constitutes an actual "invasion" of our country, and President Donald Trump is prepared to take them on, Gohmert told Fox News: “All of these people trying to force their way in – it’s called an invasion. And, thank God we have a pr... More
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