Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks

Representing the 5th District of Indiana
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There is broad consensus in Washington that our immigration system is broken, and that we desperately need to come to an agreement that respects both the rule of law and our values.  Our top priorities in immigration reform should be securing our southern and northern borders and ports, enforcing the laws that already exist, and safeguarding our workforce through effective verification systems.  Additionally, it is essential that our immigration system be reflective of our national interests and I look forward to a full debate on how we can achieve this goal.

In discussions of immigration reform, we must not, however, group legal immigrants in to the discussion of undocumented immigrants.  We need to reform our legal immigration system.  Legal immigrants make huge contributions to our country and Indiana in particular. We must respect those who have entered America legally and contribute to our economy and communities.

More on Immigration

Feb 4, 2017 In The News

ANDERSON — Rep. Susan Brooks said nothing that President Donald Trump has done in his first two weeks in office has been a surprise.

Brooks, a Republican who represents Indiana's 5th District, was at the Anderson Impact Center on Saturday for one of her regular “Connect with Your Congresswoman” event.

She said the executive order issued by President Donald Trump on immigration policies from seven Middle Eastern predominately Muslin nations, needs to be clarified.

Jan 29, 2017 News Releases

Washington, D.C.  – Rep. Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) released the following statement today on the President’s executive order on immigration:  

Feb 4, 2016 In The News

The Indiana congressional delegation sent a letter to President Barack Obama asking him to directly intervene in the plight of adopted children from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Indiana has the highest number of adopted Congolese children that have yet to join their American families.

Nov 19, 2015 News Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) voted in favor  of H.R. 4038, the American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act of 2015. The SAFE Act establishes the most robust national security vetting process in our nation’s history, providing the safeguards needed to ensure that we are doing everything possible to prevent terrorists and foreign fighters from reaching our shores.

Sep 14, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks sat in her Capitol Hill office late Wednesday afternoon and said that despite all the evidence to the contrary, there is a clear path forward on the issue of immigration reform.

It’s out there, she insisted. The common ground — it’s out there.

It’s just being trampled and overshadowed by all the rhetoric, by the demand for a silver-bullet bill that magically takes care of everything, and by political leaders on both sides of he aisle who just haven’t had the will to take on the issue in a serious and practical way.