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Congressman Austin Scott

Representing the 8th District of Georgia

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Immigration

Like most Americans, I am deeply concerned about illegal immigration and I recognize the danger it poses to our society and our economy. Our country is a nation of immigrants and I believe that we should welcome immigrants that seek to come to this country through lawful channels to live, work or study. However, illegal immigration is an issue that must be addressed. We must first secure our borders, remove the illegal immigrants currently in our country and enforce our existing immigration laws before we attempt to implement any type of immigration reform.

Illegal immigrants living in our country today are placing an unacceptable burden on the American taxpayer. Illegal immigrants place great strain on our prison system, healthcare system, and educational system. It is because of this reason that this is one of the most important domestic issues facing our nation today. Should legislation concerning immigration reform come to the House floor for a vote, I will consider it with your thoughts in mind.

More on Immigration

January 30, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) today released the following statement on President Donald Trump’s executive order entitled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States”:

July 23, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) today released the following statement on the House passage of H.R. 3009, the Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act, which would restrict certain grant funds for states or local governments, otherwise known as “sanctuary cities”, that fail to enforce immigration laws that protect Americans:

November 21, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON–U.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) today released the following statement regarding President Obama’s announcement to use executive action on immigration reform.

January 28, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) today delivered the following video statement in response to the President’s 2014 State of the Union address to the nation Tuesday:

January 27, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) today announced upcoming mobile offices coming to Georgia's Eighth Congressional District in February.

Representatives from Scott’s district office will hold eleven remote office locations throughout the Eighth Congressional District to offer constituents assistance with federal issues ranging from Medicare and Social Security to Veterans' benefits.

December 3, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) today announced an upcoming mobile office coming to Valdosta on Tuesday, December 10, 2013.

Representatives from the Congressman's district office will be in Valdosta to offer constituents assistance with a number of federal issues ranging from Medicare and Social Security to Veterans' benefits. Additional details are provided below:

November 14, 2013 Press Release

Tifton, GA – U.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) today announced his office will participate in the first annual C.A.R.E. for the Homeless Resource Fair being held in Tifton on Tuesday, November 19, 2013.

Representatives from Scott’s district office will be present to provide constituents assistance with federal issues ranging from Medicare and Social Security to Veterans' benefits.

February 10, 2011 Press Release

GEORGIA’S HOUSE REPUBLICANS CALL ON ICE TO ENFORCE STRICTER ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT PROGRAMS

Feb 10, 2011
 

Georgia's House Republican delegation, including Congressman Austin Scott