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  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Criticizes Anti-Immigrant RAISE Act
    Posted in Press Releases on August 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the ranking Democrat on the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement criticizing the anti-immigrant Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (RAISE) Act, a bill by Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue (R-GA) and endorsed by President Trump: “America was built by hardworking immigrants of all kinds and all talents. The US has been, and must always be, a home for those Emma Lazarus described ... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Celebrates LA 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Bid
    Posted in Press Releases on July 31, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), a leading congressional advocate for a new Los Angeles Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, issued the following statement regarding today’s news that the Los Angeles Olympic and Paralympic bid committee, in cooperation with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has announced its intention for Los Angeles to host the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games 2028, and its agreement with the Host City Contract 2028: “Today’s announcement puts Los Angele... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Helps Introduce American Hope Act to Protect Immigrant Youth and DACA Recipients
    Posted in Press Releases on July 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) gave remarks at a U.S. Capitol press conference introducing the American Hope Act of 2017, a bill creating a path to permanent legal status and eventual citizenship for those covered under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and certain others who also arrived in the U.S. as children. The bill would give immigrants who arrived in the U.S. before their 18th birthday and before December 31, 2016, an opportunity to apply for legal status ... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Leads House Effort to Remove Border Wall Funding from Minibus
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) led an effort in the House of Representatives to remove $1.6 billion in border wall funding from H.R. 3219, the Fiscal Year 2018 GOP So-Called ‘Security Minibus’ Appropriations Bill. Congresswoman Roybal-Allard introduced a Motion to Recommit in support of stripping the border wall funding from the bill. She delivered the following remarks on the House floor in support of her motion. Mr. Speaker, this is the final amendment to the bill, which wi... Read more

  • Reps. Roybal-Allard & Ros-Lehtinen Introduce DREAM Act of 2017
    Posted in Press Releases on July 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration, Labor and Economy, Education

    Today, Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27) introduced the DREAM Act of 2017, a bipartisan bill allowing certain U.S.-raised immigrant youth to earn lawful permanent residence and American citizenship. These young people, known as DREAMers, have lived in America since they were children and have built their lives here. America is the only home they know and love, and they are American in every way except for their immigration status. However, under current ... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Outraged at Border Wall Funding in Spending Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the Ranking Democrat on the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement regarding the addition of border wall funding to an upcoming “minibus” appropriations package: “I am outraged at the addition of $1.6 billion of unnecessary and unwarranted border wall funding to a so-called security “minibus” spending bill. The majority party is playing a cynical political game with our national security. Every Democrat on ... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement at Full Committee Markup of FY 2018 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the Ranking Democrat on the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, delivered the following statement today at the House Appropriations Committee’s markup of the Fiscal Year 2018 Homeland Security Appropriations bill. Mr. Chairman, as I said in our subcommittee markup, I greatly appreciate how you and your staff have been collegial, collaborative, and receptive in developing this bill. We have had a good partnership in working to address ... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement at Subcommittee Markup of FY 2018 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the Ranking Democrat on the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, delivered the following statement today at the subcommittee’s markup of the Fiscal Year 2018 Homeland Security Appropriations bill. Mr. Chairman, just as in prior years, you and your staff have been collegial, collaborative, and receptive throughout the development of this bill and report. As the Appropriations Subcommittee chairman, you carry out your responsibilities ho... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Celebrates IOC Vote on Los Angeles Olympics
    Posted in Press Releases on July 11, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), a leading congressional advocate for a new Los Angeles Summer Olympic Games, issued the following statement regarding the International Olympic Committee’s approval of a plan to award the 2024 and 2028 Summer Olympic Games this year, with Los Angeles receiving one Games and Paris the other: “I am thrilled the IOC has unanimously agreed to award Los Angeles the privilege of hosting a third Summer Olympic Games in 2024 or 2028! LA is a city fiercely com... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Anti-Immigrant Bills Passed by House
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the ranking Democrat on the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee and the founder and co-chair of the Congressional Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform, issued the following statement about her votes today against H.R. 3003, the so-called “No Sanctuary for Criminals Act,” and H.R. 3004, the so-called “Kate’s Law,” both of which passed the House of Representatives: “Today, the House approved two punitive, anti-immigrant bills: H.R... Read more