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  • 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

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on President’s DACA Decision
    Posted in Press Releases on September 5, 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 co-chair of the Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform, issued the following statement about the president’s DACA decision: “The president’s action to end DACA in six months is outrageous. This is a heartbreaking day for our country, and for the bright young DACA recipients who know no home but America. Our country needs these young people and their talents mo... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Stands with DREAMERS, Defends DACA Program
    Posted in Press Releases on August 31, 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 co-chair of the Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform, issued the following statement as President Trump considers the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. “It is unconscionable and un-American that President Trump is even considering devastating the futures of the nearly 800,000 young Dreamers who are American in every way, bu... Read more

  • 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