America is a land of immigrants, but our current immigration system is broken. Executive actions that can be revoked with the stroke of a pen or struck down as unconstitutional create uncertainty for millions of families and individuals instead of security. The need for reform, both in our nation and in Central Washington, is critical. I am committed to fixing it for families, for our local communities, and to create a stable, reliable, legal agriculture workforce. Our nation currently faces national security threats that demand vigilance and securing our border. That first step is the beginning of this conversation. Next, we should offer a pathway to legal status for the people here who are contributing to our communities and have no criminal record. We should also streamline and modernize guest-worker programs, so that they are workable for those who want to come here to work legally and then return home. Make no mistake, the federal laws on the books must be enforced. It is the job of Congress to work together for a solution to our immigration system that encourages respect for the rule of law and legal entry to our country. I am committed to supporting a long-term solution to fix our broken immigration system.

More on Immigration

President Biden’s Policies Are Directly Responsible for the Border Crisis

May 25 Weekly Column and Op-Ed

President Biden has created and perpetuated a crisis at our southern border, and I’ve seen it firsthand. 

On Friday, I visited the United States-Mexico border to see for myself what was going on. Based on media coverage alone in recent weeks, it may seem like the national security, public health, and humanitarian crisis has died down. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Newhouse: Border Crisis is a Direct Result of President Biden's Policies

May 24 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dan Newhouse (WA-4) completed a southern border tour in El Paso, Texas, with several Republican colleagues.

What They Are Saying: Farm Workforce Modernization Act a Step Forward for Agricultural Industry

Mar 22 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, March 18, H.R. 1603, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act passed in the House. Rep. Newhouse (R-WA) introduced the legislation alongside Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) to ensure a legal and reliable workforce for American agriculture.

Newhouse-Led Ag Labor Bill Passes House, Enhances Border Security

Mar 18 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1603, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act. Rep. Newhouse (R-WA) introduced the legislation alongside Rep.

Newhouse Votes to Provide Certainty for Dreamers

Mar 18 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after voting to support H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act:

Newhouse Joins Salazar at Capitol Steps to Announce GOP Immigration Plan

Mar 17 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Newhouse (R-WA) joined Rep. María Elvira Salazar (R-FL) and others for a press conference calling for real, commonsense immigration reform.

COLUMN: A Strong Agriculture Labor Program to Stop Illegal Immigration

Mar 15 Weekly Column and Op-Ed

In the first two and a half months of 2021, illegal immigration has reached a crisis point. There have been more than 200,000 illegal border crossings with as many as 5,000 illegal crossing encounters in one day. In order to maintain the rule of law and keep criminals out of our country, we must continue working to enhance our border security.

Newhouse Requests Investigative Hearing on Biden’s Border Crisis

Mar 10 Press Release


Newhouse, Lofgren Reintroduce Bill to Improve Agriculture Labor Program

Mar 3 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Reps. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) and Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) reintroduced the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, which aims to ensure a legal, reliable workforce for America’s farmers and ranchers.