Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2nd District of South Carolina

Immigration

America is a nation of immigrants, and we benefit tremendously when people legally immigrate to our country.  Unfortunately, throughout the past decade, millions of people have chosen to disregard our immigration laws and illegally enter our country or overstay their visas. 

The Obama Administration failed to successfully protect our borders over the last several years.  Thousands of immigrants from all over the world are now streaming across our southern border with the anticipation of receiving amnesty. There are many in Congress, to include myself, who are not in favor of amnesty for illegal immigrants.

Thankfully, President Donald Trump understands he has a duty to faithfully execute the laws as they are currently written.  Disregarding current immigration law makes it difficult to determine what changes to immigration law should be made. 

Until the appropriate laws already on the books are strongly enforced, illegal immigrants will continue to pour across our borders and weaken our national security. Once our laws are enforced, our nation will create a new generation of dedicated, patriotic American citizens.  Legal immigrants have obeyed our regulations, and America must demonstrate our commitment to these hard-working individuals by ensuring those who follow our laws are treated courteously by immigration officials and their immigration applications are processed in a timely fashion.

More on Immigration

Jul 18, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Joe Wilson Supports US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agents

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) released the following statement in support of H. Res. 990, which supports the officers and personnel who carry out the important mission of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE):

Sep 5, 2017 Press Release

 

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement following the Administration’s announcement to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on Tuesday, September 5, 2017: 

 

“I stand with President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision for termination of the unconstitutional DACA program, which is a threat to American jobs.”

 

May 9, 2017 Page

We have been given a chance to promote positive, conservative change with a unified government. I have been working on legislation that will promote jobs for hardworking families in South Carolina's Second Congressional District. Here is the legislation I've introduced this year: 

Protecting American Families Retirement Act

H.R. 355

Apr 11, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) held a town hall at Aiken Technical College yesterday, answering questions on a range of issues, including national defense, health care, North Korea, and immigration. Congressman Wilson clearly outlined issues he’s consistently advocated for throughout his service in Congress for limited government and expanded freedom. 

Mar 7, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) testified before the House Budget Committee today, requesting resources for South Carolina’s critical national security and environmental cleanup missions at Fort Jackson in the Midlands and at the Savannah River Site in the Aiken-Barnwell area.

Watch a video of his testimony here.

Remarks as prepared for delivery:

Dec 27, 2016 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) announced his 2017 Legislative Agenda at media presentations across the Second Congressional District of South Carolina, visiting West Columbia, Aiken, North Augusta, Barnwell, and Orangeburg. “With President-elect Donald Trump and strong majorities in the House and Senate, we have been given a new opportunity to promote positive conservative change,” Wilson said. “I am optimistic for our children and grandchildren—fighting to promote limited government and expanded freedom for American families.”

Jun 23, 2016 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s 4-4 decision in United States v. Texas, which upholds the lower court’s decision that the President’s use of executive action on immigration is unlawful:

Jan 12, 2016 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement this evening after President Obama concluded his State of the Union address:

Jan 4, 2016 Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) announced his 2016 Legislative Agenda on Monday at across the Second Congressional District, including Columbia, West Columbia, Aiken, North Augusta, Barnwell, Orangeburg, and Lexington. “I look forward to a new legislative year and continuing our progress to promote limited government and expanded freedom for American families,” Wilson said.

Aug 19, 2015 Press Release

(W. Columbia) – On Monday, August 24, 2015, Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) will embark on his annual district Bus Tour.  Congressman Wilson will travel throughout South Carolina's Second Congressional District to visit with constituents, discuss their concerns, and share news of his work in Congress.

NOTE: Not all stops are media accessible. Any media wishing to attend should contact Leacy Burke with Congressman Wilson’s office at leacy.burke@mail.house.gov