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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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64 Members of Congress Urge DHS and HHS Secretaries to Support Flores Settlement
September 7, 2018
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 a group of 64 members of Congress in sending a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar urging them to support the Flores Settlement. The 1997 settlement, which resulted from more than a decade of litigation, ensures that children are treated hum... More
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Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Today’s Deadline for Trump Administration to Reunite Separated Families
July 26, 2018
Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the ranking Democrat on the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee and a co-chair of the Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform, delivered the following prepared remarks today at a press conference about the Trump administration’s inability to reunite all separated immigrant families by today’s court-ordered deadline: “We all know the cruel Trump policy of separating families has caused extensive trauma to children and parents. Not o... More
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Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement at Full Committee Markup of FY 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill
July 25, 2018
Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the ranking Democrat on the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, delivered the following prepared remarks today at the House Appropriations Committee’s markup of the Fiscal Year 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations bill: “Chairman Yoder, allow me to formally welcome you to the Homeland Security Subcommittee. You have definitely proven to be a quick study and a steady hand. I believe that you and I are off to a good start in building a... More
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Reps. Roybal-Allard & Jayapal Request Answers from DHS Sec. Nielsen About Treatment of Pregnant Detainees
July 23, 2018
Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), the co-chairs of the Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform, sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen requesting answers to several questions about the status and treatment of pregnant women held in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The letter was written in the wake of a July 9, 2018 BuzzFeed article detailing cases of neglect, mistre... More
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Members of Congress Return From Visit to Detention Center, Border Patrol Processing Center & Port of Entry in Texas
July 23, 2018
Over the weekend, eight members of Congress – Reps. Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Karen Bass (CA-37), Julia Brownley (CA-26), Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11), Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), and Terri Sewell (AL-07) – returned from a trip to the Texas border. On their visit, the members observed court proceedings of those who crossed the border, and visited a Border Patrol Processing Center, the Port Isabel Detention Center, and the Brownsville Port of Entry... More
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