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  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on DHS Immigration Memos Implementing Trump Executive Orders
    Posted in Press Releases on February 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement regarding the memos released this morning by the Department of Homeland Security implementing President Trump’s executive orders on immigration: “The Administration’s immigration executive orders will have serious negative consequences for our country, ripping apart families and crippling our economy. As we work to reform our broken immigration system, we should be focusing on deporting those who are a threat to our count... Read more

  • Democratic Officials Discuss Dangers of Trump’s Executive Orders During Visit to South Texas
    Posted in Press Releases on February 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Yesterday, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) took part in an immigration roundtable at La Union del Pueblo Entero (LUPE), hosted by Congressmen Filemon Vela (TX-34) and Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15). They were joined by Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), House Democratic Chairman Joe Crowley (NY-14), and Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro. The roundtable also included presentations on legal aid, push factors, immigration reform, and border enforcement from Astr... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Meeting with Acting ICE Director Homan
    Posted in Press Releases on February 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) released the following statement after participating in a meeting this afternoon with Acting U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Thomas Homan and Members of Congress: “I appreciate Acting Director Homan's description of how President Trump’s executive orders have affected ICE’s policies and its recent enforcement actions. However, I was alarmed and deeply troubled by his explanation of how the president’s executive orders would impa... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on DHS Cancellation of ICE Meeting with House Members
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement about the Department of Homeland Security’s cancellation of today’s scheduled meeting that she and other House Members had requested with the leadership of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE): “I am extremely disappointed and concerned that DHS canceled today’s scheduled meeting that I and several of my House colleagues requested with ICE leadership. Frankly, ICE’s failure to meet and provide us with important ... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on ICE Arrests in Southern California
    Posted in Press Releases on February 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement about recent Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrests in Southern California: I am outraged to hear of the recent ICE arrests in Southern California. If the Trump Administration is genuinely concerned about threats to American security, it should prioritize violent felons and others who pose real danger. My office has been working to get detailed information from ICE, specifically: the rationale for targeting ind... Read more

  • Reps. Roybal-Allard & Lowey Issue Statement on Cost of Border Wall
    Posted in Press Releases on February 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee, and Nita Lowey (NY-17), Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement regarding reports of an internal DHS cost estimate of $21.6 billion to construct a 2,000 mile wall on the southern border: “$21.6 billion would be enough money to extend the Pell program year-round, benefiting career-focused students in accelerating their degree co... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Helps Introduce Bill to Increase Transparency about Federal Animal Testing
    Posted in Press Releases on February 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Animal Rights

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) is an original cosponsor of H.R. 816, the bipartisan Federal Accountability in Chemical Testing (FACT) Act, which would improve government agencies’ reporting about their progress to replace inaccurate, multimillion-dollar animal tests with faster, less costly, and more effective alternative methods for assessing the safety of chemicals, drugs, foods, cosmetics, and other substances. Among the agencies covered by the act are the Environmental Protectio... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Names Rep. Jayapal as Co-Chair of Congressional Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform at 2017 Kickoff Meeting
    Posted in Press Releases on February 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the Co-Chair of the Congressional Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform, announced that Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) would join her as Working Group Co-Chair during the group’s 2017 kickoff meeting on Thursday. The meeting, which was held at Congresswoman Roybal-Allard’s Capitol Hill office, was attended by numerous members of the Women’s Working Group, including congresswomen and representatives of immigration groups. The Women’s Worki... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Celebrates Black History Month
    Posted in Press Releases on February 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) released the following video statement in honor of Black History Month: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbepLKB5eZk Below is a copy of Congresswoman Roybal-Allard’s statement. “Hello, I’m Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard. Every year during the month of February, we take time to reflect on the countless contributions that African Americans have made to this nation throughout its history. We recognize and appreciate the collective strength that... Read more

  • Reps. Roybal-Allard and Sánchez Introduce Summer Pell Grant Legislation Restoring Full-Year Access
    Posted in Press Releases on February 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Today, Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and Linda T. Sánchez (CA-38) led 62 of their fellow House Democrats in introducing the Affordability for Constant and Continual Education to Enhance Student Success (ACCESS) Act, which will restore the year-round eligibility for Pell Grants. This spring, Congresswoman Roybal-Allard will follow her introduction of this bill by joining with Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) to introduce a plan to protect and expand the Pell Grant program. “I am proud to... Read more