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Congresswoman Roybal-Allard speaks at an LA River Day celebration on Capitol Hill, as Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti looks on.

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Reps. Roybal-Allard and Jayapal Statement on Trump Considering New Family Separation Policy
October 16, 2018
Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), the co-chairs of the Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform, issued the following statement about news that the Trump Administration is once again considering a cruel family separation policy on the southern U.S. border: “We are deeply concerned that the Trump Administration is considering new policies to separate mothers and fathers from their children. The Administration’s original zero-tolerance policy tore thousand... More
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Rep. Roybal-Allard and Senators Introduce Child Trafficking Victims Protection and Welfare Act
October 12, 2018
Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and Senators Mazie K. Hirono (HI), Catherine Cortez Masto (NV), and Kamala D. Harris (CA) have introduced the Child Trafficking Victims Protection and Welfare Act, which expands protections for vulnerable children in the custody of Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The bill has been introduced in the House as H.R. 7047, and in the Senate as S. 3558. When children cross the border into the U.S., seeking protection either as unaccompanied children or ... More
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72 Congressmembers Condemn Transfer of Migrant Children to Tent City in Letter to HHS and DHS Secretaries
October 11, 2018
Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), the co-chairs of the Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform, and Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (CA-19) recently led a group of 72 members of Congress in sending a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar condemning the Trump Administration’s transfer of more than 1,600 children in the dead of night to an Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) tent city in Tornillo, Texas. The letter also ex... More
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Reps. Roybal-Allard, DeLauro Request Briefing from HHS Sec. Azar and DHS Sec. Nielsen on Prolonged Detention of Unaccompanied Children
October 11, 2018
Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, sent a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen requesting that they brief Members of Congress on the prolonged detention of unaccompanied children. Thei... More
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Rep. Roybal-Allard Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
October 3, 2018
Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the first Mexican-American congresswoman and a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, released the following video in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgtqGHbZejY. “I am proud to take this Hispanic Heritage Month to salute the history and accomplishments of our Latino communities, both in my 40th Congressional District of California and across the country,” said Congresswoman Roybal-Allard. “While this is ... More
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