Republican from Texas
Lamar Smith is a Republican congressman from a San Antonio-based district in Texas. He became chairman of the House Judiciary Committee in January 2011.
Recent statements involving Lamar Smith
"In the last five years, 28,000 people have been killed along the U.S.-Mexico border."
Recent stories featuring Lamar Smith
John Cornyn’s disputed claim about hundreds of people nightly crossing a Texas ranch hasn't been confirmed. Other border claims have.
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President Barack Obama made some testable claims during Tuesday's immigration policy speech in El Paso. But PolitiFact has previously checked numerous border-related statements.
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Whether it's justifying or attacking Arizona's immigration law, or making the case for improved security on the Texas-Mexico border, elected officials have kept us busy checking claims about violence on our southern border.
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