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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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Statement by Rep. Roybal-Allard About the Importance of Passing a Clean Supplemental at CHC Press Conference
July 29, 2014
The following is a statement that Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) delivered about the need for Congressional action on a clean supplemental spending bill at today’s Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) press conference: The humanitarian crisis on our border is a test of our values as a nation. America has always been a beacon of hope for people desperately seeking refuge from violence and oppression. Such is the case for the recent surge of the many unaccompanied children fleeing to e... More
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Women Leaders in Congress Are Standing Up for Vulnerable Migrant Children
July 25, 2014
Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and members of the Congressional Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform wrote to Speaker John Boehner, urging him to pass a supplemental spending bill free of legislative riders. A clean supplemental will enable the federal government to appropriately care for child refugees from Central America without taking away their right to due process. The working group’s letter comes soon after House Republicans proposed undermining critical humanit... More
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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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