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  • Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform Condemns Sec. Kelly’s Intent to Separate Children and Parents at the Border
    Posted in Press Releases on March 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Today, Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), the co-chairs of the Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform, led 25 congresswomen from the working group in sending a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly voicing their serious concern and opposition regarding Secretary Kelly’s recent remarks on separating children from their parents when they are detained at the US border. The text of the congresswomen’s letter is at the bottom of this... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Reintroduces Her Bill to Investigate 1930s Mexican Repatriation
    Posted in Press Releases on March 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) has reintroduced her bill to establish the first-ever official 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 first introduced this legislation in 2016, as H.... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Revised Muslim Ban
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement regarding the president’s revised Muslim ban: “Despite some changes around the edges, President Trump’s revised Muslim ban is essentially the same misguided and unconstitutional document it was before. It is still unlawful, unwarranted, and unnecessary. The United States already has extensive vetting for travelers coming to the U.S. “This ban on Muslims is simply bigotry wrapped in fear. America has a rich history of reli... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Presidential Address
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Health, Immigration, Labor and Economy

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement regarding the president’s address tonight to a joint session of Congress: “In tonight’s speech, President Trump talked about unity, but unfortunately, so much of what he said was divisive and destructive. His demonization of immigrants and his continued assault on the Affordable Care Act continue a pattern of moving our nation down the wrong path. And after 40 days of hateful rhetoric and destructive actions, the words of... Read more

  • 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