Smith Statement on President Trump’s Misguided Immigration Executive Order

Washington D.C. – Congressman Adam Smith released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s announcement of immigration focused executive actions today:  “The immigration system in the United States is broken and needs to be reformed. Building unnecessary walls, attacking local law enforcement by threatening grant funding, demanding costly mass deportation, and damaging relationships … READ MORE

Smith Statement on Department of Homeland Security Continued Use of Private Prisons

Congressman Adam Smith released the following statement on the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to maintain their use of private detention facilities: “Today, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) advisory panel has recommended that U.S immigration authorities be directed to maintain their current use of private detention facilities. I am extremely disappointed by this announcement, … READ MORE

KOMO News Connect to Congress: Rep. Adam Smith talks presidential politics and more

ICYMI: I was on KOMO’s Connect to Congress program on last week in Washington, DC, where I discussed my efforts as a member of the Democrat Whip’s Task Force on Income Inequality, my support for criminal justice reform, my work to end the detention bed mandate, and a few news stories of the day. Source: … READ MORE