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  • 64 Members of Congress Urge DHS and HHS Secretaries to Support Flores Settlement
    Posted in Press Releases on September 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Health, Immigration

    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... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Today’s Deadline for Trump Administration to Reunite Separated Families
    Posted in Press Releases on July 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    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... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement at Full Committee Markup of FY 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2018 | 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 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... Read more

  • Reps. Roybal-Allard & Jayapal Request Answers from DHS Sec. Nielsen About Treatment of Pregnant Detainees
    Posted in Press Releases on July 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    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... Read more

  • Members of Congress Return From Visit to Detention Center, Border Patrol Processing Center & Port of Entry in Texas
    Posted in Press Releases on July 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    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... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement at Subcommittee Markup of FY 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2018 | 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 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations bill: Chairman Yoder, I am happy to join you at your first markup as chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee; you have certainly hit the ground running. I look forward to building the same kind of good working relationship with you that I ha... Read more

  • Reps. Roybal-Allard & Lowey Statement on House Republicans’ Latest Border Wall Boondoggle
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    House Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Nita Lowey (NY-17) and Homeland Security Subcommittee Ranking Member Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) released the following statement after House Republicans unveiled a Homeland Security appropriations bill that includes nearly $5 billion to fund President Trump’s border wall: “The inclusion of $5 billion for President Trump’s border wall in House Republicans’ Homeland Security bill is an extreme example of wasteful spending prompted by a seeming need ... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Republican ICE Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the ranking member of the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee and the co-chair of the Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform, released the following statement about her “Present” vote on H. Res. 990, a Republican resolution regarding U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE): “Today's ICE resolution from House Republicans was another pointless political stunt designed to distract from the horrific Trump immigration policies, ... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Visits Separated Immigrant Children at East LA Facility
    Posted in Press Releases on July 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) visited an Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)-funded facility in her congressional district, Nuevo Amanecer Latino Children’s Services, which serves some of the immigrant children who have been separated from their families as part of the Trump Administration’s family separation policy at the border. Congresswoman Roybal-Allard, a member of the Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee (which oversees ORR funding) and the ranking member ... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Celebrates Immigrant Heritage Month
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) released the following video in celebration of Immigrant Heritage Month: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4Z_kDXjYWY The text of her remarks follows: “Hello, I am Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard. “June is Immigrant Heritage Month. It is the time we pay special homage to the contributions immigrants make and have made to our country throughout our history. “I am proud to represent the residents of California’s 40th Congressional District. The... Read more