Immigration and Border Security

Congresswoman Stefanik supports securing our border and implementing commonsense measures to fix our legal immigration system. Congresswoman Stefanik supports an agricultural labor fix and reforms to the broken H-2A program for North Country farmers.

Legislation Introduced by Congresswoman Stefanik:

H.R. 3231 - Canadian Snowbird Visa Act

Legislation Cosponsored by Congresswoman Stefanik:

H.R.461 - Hong Kong Safe Harbor Act

H.R. 5038 - Farm Workforce Modernization Act

H.R. 7256 - National Security Innovation Pathway Act

H.R. 4482 - Protecting America's Food and Agriculture Act

More on Immigration and Border Security

April 15, 2021 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik and Congressman John Katko (R-NY-24), sent a joint letter to President Biden on the dangerous ramifications that his crisis at the US-Mexico border has caused at the US-Canada border.
March 19, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Stefanik issued the following statement in response to reports from the 

March 18, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Stefanik voted against H.R.6 – the Dream and Promise Act of 2021. She issued the following statement:

March 4, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik is an original cosponsor of the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, bipartisan legislation that would provide meaningful reform to the agricultural guest worker program and establish a merit-based visa program specifically designed for the agricultural sector. Congresswoman Stefanik voted for this legislation in the 116th Congress.
February 23, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, President Biden will host a virtual, bi-lateral meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. According to the White House, the leaders will "review joint efforts in areas of mutual interest such as the COVID-19 response...and the economic ties that bind our countries, as well as the deep people-to-people bonds we share." These important components of the United States’ special relationship with Canada have undoubtedly been negatively impacted by the year-long closure of the US-Canada northern border to non-essential travel.

January 29, 2021 Press Release

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (NY-21-R) and Congressman Brian Higgins (D-NY-26), who serve as Co-Chairs of the Congressional Northern Border Caucus, are leading a bipartisan letter making several recommendations to the Biden Administration supporting opportunities to improve the existing situation at the United States - Canada border. Congresswoman Stefanik released the following statement:

January 22, 2021 Press Release

Today, President Biden will hold his first call with a foreign leader, Prime Minster Justin Trudeau, indicating the special relationship between the United States and Canada that our communities in the North Country know well. Congresswoman Stefanik issued the following statement calling on President Biden to discuss safely reopening the northern border with the Prime Minister:

February 10, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik voted in favor today of the Protecting America’s Food and Agriculture Act of 2019, legislation she cosponsors. This bill authorizes U.S. Customs and Border Protection, every fiscal year, to add 240 new U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agriculture Specialists, 20 agriculture canine teams, and additional support staff in the Office of Field Operations. This is expected to continue until the number of specialists sustains the requirements put forward by the Agriculture Resource Allocation Model.

February 6, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, in response to New York State’s “Green Light Law”, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced their decision to suspend enrollment in Global Entry and other trusted-traveler programs for New York State residents. The “Green Light Law”, which took effect in December 2019, allows issuance of a driver’s license to illegal immigrants. In making their decision, DHS cited that the state’s sanctuary policies that safeguard immigrants from deportation.

February 4, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik released the below statement following President Trump’s State of the Union address: