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Gohmert Introduces Resolution Declaring Cesar Chavez's Birthday: "National Border Control Day"

Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement regarding a resolution he introduced (H. Res. 791) which would declare March 31st, Cesar Chavez’s birthday, “National Border Control Day”:

“Cesar Chavez was best known for his passionate fight to gain better working environments for thousands of workers laboring in harsh conditions on farms for low wages. He also staunchly believed in sovereignty of the United States border.”

“In fact, it was his firm belief that preventing illegal immigration was an essential prerequisite to improving the circumstances of American farmworkers; and in 1979, in a speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., he demanded that the federal government enforce the immigration laws and keep illegal aliens out of the country.”

“Therefore, it only seems appropriate to deem his birthday as, “National Border Control Day” –seeing that Chavez spent his life addressing the harmful effects that illegal migration might have on this country and advocating for a legal immigration process.”

Read the resolution, here.

Congressman Gohmert is the Vice Chairman of the Natural Resources Committee and the Vice Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. Prior to being elected to serve in Congress, he was elected to three terms as District Judge in Smith County, Texas and was appointed by then Texas Governor Rick Perry to complete a term as Chief Justice of the 12th Court of Appeals.

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