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Congresswoman Roybal-Allard addresses a panel that includes Labor Secretary Hilda Solis about the plight of farm worker children at the Department of Labor.

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Rep. Roybal-Allard Observes Migrant Crisis Firsthand in Visit to Texas
July 18, 2014
Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) participated in a Congressional Delegation (CODEL) trip to Texas to investigate the surge in migrants crossing America’s southwest border. After traveling to Texas on Thursday night, the CODEL spent Friday visiting a Border Patrol station in McAllen, meeting with advocates in McAllen to discuss the treatment of unaccompanied minors, and touring a temporary shelter for migrant children at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. The CODEL’s other members... More
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Rep. Roybal-Allard and Women Leaders: We Have a Moral Obligation to Protect Migrant Girls
July 16, 2014
Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and other Members of the Congressional Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform held a press conference this afternoon to discuss the recent surge in unaccompanied children crossing our nation’s southwest border. The Members discussed how proposals to undermine due process and humanitarian protections for migrants under current law could endanger women and girls who are victims of sexual assault and trafficking. “To suggest we change the protections... More
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Statement by Rep. Roybal-Allard at Press Conference on Unaccompanied Minors
July 11, 2014
The following is a statement that Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) delivered at today’s Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) press conference on the unaccompanied minors situation: As Americans, we have always been a beacon of hope and a symbol of fairness for those desperately fleeing violence and oppression from anywhere in the world. So, as we try to address the crisis of young children escaping to our country from Central America, we must not abandon our American ideals or our mora... More
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Rep. Roybal-Allard: Don’t Play Politics with Humanitarian Crisis at the Border
July 8, 2014
Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee and chair of the Congressional Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform, reacted to President Obama’s request for $3.7 billion in additional funding to address the humanitarian crisis along our southwest border. She called on Speaker Boehner to bring the spending measure to the floor as soon as possible, and urged House Republican Leaders not to use the bill as a means to... More
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Rep. Roybal-Allard Leads Members of Congress in Calling for an End to the Indefinite Detention of Immigrants
July 1, 2014
Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-21), Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) and Congressman Adam Smith (WA-09) led a group of 20 Members of Congress in writing a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, calling on him to reform his Department’s flawed immigration detention policies. The letter follows President Obama’s statement yesterday that he intended to use his executive authority to address the worst aspects of America’s broken immigrati... More
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