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  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Celebrates Black History Month
    Posted in Press Releases on February 16, 2018 | 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=R6jY9IXkRR0 Below is a copy of Congresswoman Roybal-Allard’s statement. "Hello, I’m Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard, representing California’s 40th Congressional District. "America was founded on the self-evident truth that all men and women are created equal. Throughout our history, America has aspired to live up to that truth and to be a... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Homeland Security Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the ranking member of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee and an original co-author of the Dream Act, issued the following statement on the Trump Administration’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget for the Department of Homeland Security: “While I support some elements of the DHS budget request, I have strong objections to this budget’s significant increase in funding for interior immigration enforcement. Democrats will not support the conti... Read more

  • Democrats: DHS Separations of Immigrant Families are Wrong and Unlawful
    Posted in Press Releases on February 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Today, 75 Democratic congressmembers, led by Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Co-Chairs of the Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform; Congressman Bennie G. Thompson (MS-02), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security; and Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), Ranking Member of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen expressing profound concern with the Departm... Read more

  • House Dems Introduce Family Reunification Bill to Address the “Chain Migration” Myth
    Posted in Press Releases on February 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Today, Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27), Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus; Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Co-Chairs of the Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform; and Congressmembers Yvette Clarke (NY-09), Mark Takano (CA-41), and Grace Meng (NY-06) hosted a House Triangle press conference to promote family-based immigration. They were joined by John Yang, President and Executive Director at Asian Americans Advancing Justice (A... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on State of the Union
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement after attending the president's State of the Union address at the Capitol tonight: “The president’s speech was extremely disappointing. Despite his remarks to the contrary, his agenda continues to be founded on oppressive, divisive, and destructive policies. “While the president told many stories with beautiful examples of the courage and patriotism of Americans, his speech was filled with false claims and misinformation,... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Trump Immigration Framework
    Posted in Press Releases on January 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the Ranking Democrat on the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee and an original co-author of the Dream Act, issued the following statement today regarding the White House’s immigration framework: “Donald Trump proposes to ransom the futures of Dreamers and is demanding a set of hard-line immigration policies in return. He has not offered a serious immigration proposal. He has only offered an affront to common sense and decency. “If Trump off... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard: "We Can't Keep Kicking the Can Down the Road"
    Posted in Press Releases on January 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Budget, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the Ranking Democrat on the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee and an original co-author of the Dream Act, issued the following statement on the three-week Continuing Resolution: “I oppose this so-called ‘deal’ on a three-week continuing resolution because it does not get us any closer to a bipartisan budget agreement that will enable us to complete our work on the appropriations bills for Fiscal Year 2018, and because it does not give us a... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Remarks on Border Security, Dreamers, and the Trump Shutdown
    Posted in Press Releases on January 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the Ranking Democrat on the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee and an original co-author of the Dream Act, made the following remarks on border security, Dreamers, and the Trump Shutdown at a U.S. Capitol press conference today led by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA-12). A video of Congresswoman Roybal-Allard’s remarks is available here, beginning at the 30:47 mark. (The congresswoman spoke following remarks from Congressional Hisp... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Criticizes GOP for Trump Shutdown and Failing to Act on Dream Act
    Posted in Press Releases on January 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement criticizing the Republican majority for their government shutdown and for failing to take action on the Dream Act (which she has authored in the House): “Republicans control the House, the Senate and the White House, but they couldn’t accomplish something as basic as keeping the government open. As a result, America is now enduring the Trump Shutdown. Republican leaders have not only endangered our economy and hurt our co... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Continuing Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on January 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement on tonight’s House passage of a Continuing Resolution: “I opposed this Continuing Resolution because we must stop kicking the can down the road, and that is ALL this CR will do. “The Republican approach to governing has been to pass short term extensions of programs and Continuing Resolutions that merely delay the hard work of making decisions on the big issues facing our country. “This is now the fourth stop-gap Continui... Read more