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  • Leader Pelosi, Rep. Roybal-Allard, Other Leaders Meet with Young Immigrants About Dream Act
    Posted in Press Releases on October 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Today, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA-12), joined by Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27), Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34), and other local leaders, held a roundtable with young immigrants protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and by Temporary Protected Status (TPS). The congressmembers and other participants subsequently held a press conference to discuss the plight of these immigrants and the importance of passin... Read more

  • House Democratic Caucus Seniors Task Force Leadership Statement on 2018 Social Security COLA Increase
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Seniors

    Today, House Democratic Caucus Seniors Task Force Vice Chair Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) joined with Seniors Task Force Chairs Congresswomen Doris Matsui (CA-06) and Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) and Vice Chairs Congressmembers Joyce Beatty (OH-03), Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01), Debbie Dingell (MI-12), and Charlie Crist (FL-13) to release the following statement on the announcement of a 2 percent Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) increase for beneficiaries: “Today’s ann... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard on Trump Administration Immigration Principles
    Posted in Press Releases on October 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the lead House Democratic sponsor of the Dream Act and the ranking Democrat on the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement about the Trump Administration immigration principles released Sunday evening: “The Trump Administration’s immigration principles are outrageous and do not reflect America’s values. These principles are an insult to the majority of the American people who support protecting our Dreamers,... Read more

  • Reps. Roybal-Allard, Lujan Grisham, Gutiérrez Request Reset of DACA Renewal Deadline
    Posted in Press Releases on October 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the ranking member on the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, joined with Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairwoman Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) and CHC Immigration Task Force Chair Congressman Luis V. Gutiérrez (IL-04) to send a letter to Acting Secretary of U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Elaine Duke to call for an immediate meeting and extension of the DACA renewal deadline. As the members wrote in t... Read more

  • Reps. Roybal-Allard & Jayapal Statement on White House Immigration Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on October 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), co-chairs of the Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform, released the following statement in response to reports that a circulated White House immigration proposal includes policies that will be profoundly damaging to immigrant children and families: “The Trump Administration’s leaked immigration proposal is a betrayal of our nation’s values and principles. As the co-chairs of the Women’s Working Group on Immigration R... Read more

  • Reps. Roybal-Allard, Lujan Grisham, Gutiérrez Statement on October 5th DACA Deadline
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the ranking member on the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, joined Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairwoman Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) and CHC Immigration Task Force Chair Congressman Luis V. Gutiérrez (IL-04) to release the following statement in response to reports that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will not extend the October 5th renewal deadline for recipients of the Deferred Action for Childh... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Speech on Effort to Bring Her Dream Act to House Floor
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) gave a House speech urging her colleagues to bring up her Dream Act of 2017 (H.R. 3440) on the House floor. The Dream Act is a bipartisan bill allowing certain U.S.-raised immigrant youth to earn lawful permanent residence and American citizenship. During today’s debate on H.Res. 538, a resolution specifying the rules for debate of a different bill, Democrats sought to defeat the previous question, a procedural tactic that would have given Democ... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
    Posted in Press Releases on September 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the first Mexican-American congresswoman and a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), released the following video in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAnsiIT-7aQ Below is a copy of Rep. Roybal-Allard’s statement: “Hello, I’m Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard. This Hispanic Heritage Month, I’m proud to honor the history, culture, and achievements of our Latino communities. From contributing to the ... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Celebrates LA Winning 2028 Olympics and Paralympics
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), a leading congressional advocate for the 2028 Los Angeles Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, issued the following statement regarding today's International Olympic Committee (IOC) announcement that Los Angeles has been awarded the 2028 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games: “LA stands at the top of the Olympic victory stand once again! As the newly announced host of the XXXIVth Summer Olympic Games, this is a thrilling and historic day for LA and all ... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Speaks at Capitol Event to Support DREAMers and Defend DACA
    Posted in Press Releases on September 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the lead House Democratic sponsor of the DREAM Act of 2017, the ranking Democrat on the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, and the co-chair of the Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform, joined House and Senate Democrats at a U.S. Capitol event to support DREAMers and defend Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a program President Trump has announced he will end in six months. In her remarks at the event, Congre... Read more