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I helped lead a press conference today urging the Department of Homeland Security to end its immigrant family detention program. You can watch my statement at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NnxtoIXJ88&t=8m58s. We cannot ignore the devastating impact our nation’s #FamilyDetention centers are having on the mental health and development of the children in detention. Instead, we should remember America's reputation as a country of compassion, and use alternatives to detention that are effective, less costly, and more humane, such as supervised release.

Rep. Roybal Allard On Facebook

Thanks to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro for speaking at our meeting of the House Democratic Whip's Task Force on Poverty, Income Inequality, and Opportunity! Secretary Castro briefed us on his efforts to expand Americans' access to safe, affordable, and quality #housing. He also described his vision for the role HUD should play in eliminating #poverty in our country. As someone who has fought hard in #Congress for policies to make housing more affordable and pull Americans out of poverty, I appreciated hearing Secretary Castro’s views on these issues. I also took the opportunity to talk to Secretary Castro about raising the Community Development Block Grant service cap. Raising this cap would give LA more flexibility to concentrate scarce dollars on providing some of the city’s most critically needed services, including at-risk youth programs, #JobTraining organizations, #homelessness prevention efforts, and neighborhood clean-ups.

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Rep. Roybal Allard On Facebook

I helped lead a press conference today urging the Department of Homeland Security to end its immigrant family detention program. You can watch my statement at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NnxtoIXJ88&t=8m58s. We cannot ignore the devastating impact our nation’s #FamilyDetention centers are having on the mental health and development of the children in detention. Instead, we should remember America's reputation as a country of compassion, and use alternatives to detention that are effective, less costly, and more humane, such as supervised release.

Rep. Roybal Allard On Facebook

Thanks to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro for speaking at our meeting of the House Democratic Whip's Task Force on Poverty, Income Inequality, and Opportunity! Secretary Castro briefed us on his efforts to expand Americans' access to safe, affordable, and quality #housing. He also described his vision for the role HUD should play in eliminating #poverty in our country. As someone who has fought hard in #Congress for policies to make housing more affordable and pull Americans out of poverty, I appreciated hearing Secretary Castro’s views on these issues. I also took the opportunity to talk to Secretary Castro about raising the Community Development Block Grant service cap. Raising this cap would give LA more flexibility to concentrate scarce dollars on providing some of the city’s most critically needed services, including at-risk youth programs, #JobTraining organizations, #homelessness prevention efforts, and neighborhood clean-ups.

Rep. Roybal Allard On Facebook

Just like Rosie the Riveter showed her strength as a woman, I've taken a #Strengthie to show my solidarity #WithStrongGirls everywhere! I'm especially concerned about the plight of women and girls living in poverty, because the fact is that #PovertyIsSexist. I stand with the women who don't have access to a good education and good medical care, who are forced into marriage, and who aren't allowed to control their own economic destiny. We must fight to help the world's girls and women meet their full potential, and achieve economic, social, and legal equality with men.

Rep. Roybal Allard On Facebook

Today would have been the first day of implementation of administrative relief for parents of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents, if it were not for a judicial injunction to stop this relief from taking effect. That is why I am joining national, state, and local immigrant rights advocates today to continue the fight to implement President Obama’s recent immigration executive actions. The President’s actions would extend the #DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program to cover more of the young people who entered the United States before the age of 16. His actions would also establish the #DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents) program, which would protect many parents of U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) from being deported and separated from their children. Every day that the DACA expansion and DAPA are delayed, our families, communities, and businesses suffer. I am confident the injunction will ultimately be lifted, allowing DAPA and the DACA expansion to take effect. In the meantime, I remind those eligible for the current DACA program that they can still apply. For information on the DACA process, requirements, and program renewal, visit http://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/consideration-deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-daca. Those eligible for DACA expansion and DAPA should also begin to prepare the information and documentation they will need to apply for these programs. Find more details at http://www.uscis.gov/immigrationaction. Hoy hubiese sido el primer día de la implementación de acción ejecutiva para padres de Estadounidenses y residentes permanentes legales, sino hubiese sido por un alto judicial. Es por eso que hoy me uno a grupos nacionales, estatales, y locales que abogan por derechos de los inmigrantes para continuar la lucha por la implementación de las recientes acciones ejecutivas del Presidente Obama. Estas acciones del Presidente extenderían el programa de #DACA para cubrir más de los jóvenes que entraron al país antes de los 16 años de edad. Estas acciones también establecerían el programa de #DAPA, que protegería de la deportación y prevendría la separación de familias. Cada día que se retrasa DAPA y la expansión de DACA, nuestras familias, comunidades, y negocios sufren. Tengo confianza que la decisión del juez de ponerle un alto a estos programas no perdurará y los programas de DAPA y la expansión de DACA serán implementados. Mientras tanto, les recuerdo a aquellos elegibles para el programa de DACA en efecto que pueden seguir aplicando. Para más información sobre este programa, el proceso y los requisitos pueden visitar: http://www.uscis.gov/es/acciondiferida Aquellos elegibles para DAPA y la expansión de DACA también deben de prepararse de ante mano con la información y documentación necesaria. Para más detalles visiten: http://www.uscis.gov/es/accionmigratoria #Fight4DAPA #Fight4DACA

Rep. Roybal Allard On Facebook

Thanks to the Los Angeles City Council for voting to raise the #MinimumWage to $15 by 2020! A $15 minimum wage is a critical part of helping Angeleno workers and their families make ends meet. I look forward to City Attorney Feuer drafting an ordinance to #RaiseTheWage which the council can approve and Mayor Eric Garcetti can sign. #RaiseAndEnforce15 #FightFor15

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