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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

  • 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 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 Statement on Immigration Ban Executive Order
    Posted in Press Releases on January 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement about the president’s immigration ban executive order: “President Trump's executive order does not make us safer and abandons this nation's commitment to refugees. The order’s masking of religious discrimination against refugees, legal permanent residents, and visa holders in the name of national security is reprehensible and illegal. “It puts in place policies with astounding and inexcusable religious discrimination at l... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Immigration Executive Orders
    Posted in Press Releases on January 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement about the president’s immigration executive orders of today: “This is a deeply troubling day. With today’s executive orders, this president has transformed his anti-immigrant campaign rhetoric into destructive action which is intolerant, fiscally irresponsible, and dangerous. Under these executive orders, DREAMers who have been protected by the DACA program will never be safe from ICE apprehension, asylum seekers will fac... Read more

  • Congressmembers Respond to Letter from DHS Secretary Johnson Regarding the Privacy of DACA Recipients
    Posted in Press Releases on January 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Today, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson delivered a response to a December 5th letter sent by 111 Members of Congress calling on President Obama to protect the private information of those who applied for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The December letter, led by Representatives Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Judy Chu (CA-27), Zoe Lofgren (CA-29), Raúl Grijalva (AZ-03), and Luis Gutiérrez (IL-04), specifically suggests an Executive Order that would proh... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Announces She Will Reintroduce Her Bill to Investigate 1930s Mexican Repatriation
    Posted in Press Releases on December 9, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) announced that in the new Congress starting in January, she will reintroduce her bill to establish a commission to study the Mexican Repatriation of the 1930s, and recommend appropriate legislative remedies. In the 1930s, government authorities and private sector entities undertook an aggressive program to forcibly remove individuals of Mexican ancestry from the United States, including as many as 1.2 million U.S. citizens. The Congresswoman’s current ... Read more