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  • Chairwoman Roybal-Allard Announces Postponement of DHS Appropriations Hearing with ICE
    Posted in Press Releases on April 9, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) has issued the following statement: “‪After conversations with DHS leaders, and in light of the department’s recent turnovers in key leadership positions, the House DHS Appropriations Subcommittee is postponing the hearing with Acting ICE Director Ronald Vitiello that was scheduled for Wednesday. It is unfortunate that the president is impulsively robbing the department of so much of its leadership at a ... Read more

  • Chairwoman Roybal-Allard Statement on President Trump's DHS Policies and Leadership Changes
    Posted in Press Releases on April 8, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued this statement regarding President Trump, his Homeland Security policies, and his changes to DHS leadership: “‪Donald Trump and Stephen Miller are creating massive gaps in our Homeland Security leadership. This weakens our national security, and our ability to maintain a strong and effective system to protect our country. “Donald Trump and his DHS leadership have spent more than two years pushing ... Read more

  • Chairwoman Roybal-Allard Statement on Homeland Security Leadership
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued this statement following the resignation of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, and President Trump's announcement that Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan will become acting secretary: “‪Donald Trump keeps changing his DHS leadership, but sadly he refuses to change his inhumane immigration policies. He must reunite the migrant families he has torn apart, stop depr... Read more

  • Chairwoman Roybal-Allard Statement on Humanitarian Border Crisis and Sec. Nielsen Letter
    Posted in Press Releases on March 29, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement about the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s new letter to members of Congress: “As chairwoman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, I am closely monitoring the humanitarian crisis at the border, including through meetings and calls with CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan and ICE Acting Director Ro... Read more

  • Speaker Pelosi, Reps. Roybal-Allard, Velázquez, and Clarke Introduce Dream and Promise Act to Protect Dreamers and Recipients of TPS and DED
    Posted in Press Releases on March 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA-12) and Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Nydia Velázquez (NY-07), and Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09)announced the introduction of H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act. Speaker Pelosi has the power to assign the bill numbers H.R. 1 through H.R. 10 for this Congress, and the Dream and Promise Act’s designation as H.R. 6 underscores its status as a priority of the House Majority. The bill is the 116th Congress’s version of the Dream Act, a bill which has bee... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Votes for Resolution to Terminate President Trump’s Unlawful Emergency Declaration
    Posted in Press Releases on February 26, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the chairwoman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, joined a bipartisan House majority in passing a resolution to terminate President Trump’s unlawful emergency declaration. The president declared this emergency as his latest attempt to build his unnecessary and ineffective border wall. This emergency strategy to fund his wall would threaten urgently needed Department of Defense military construction funds in California and acr... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on DHS Conference Agreement to Fund the Government
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the chairwoman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee and a member of the House-Senate Conference Committee on Homeland Security, delivered the following speech in the House this evening prior to a vote on the conference committee’s agreement to fund the government: “Let me begin by thanking the ranking member of the subcommittee, Chuck Fleischmann, for the courteous way in which he represented and fought for the Minority’s priorities. “... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on ICE Detention Beds
    Posted in Press Releases on February 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) the chair of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee and a member of the House-Senate Conference Committee on Homeland Security, issued the following statement regarding a cap on Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention beds: “For far too long, the Trump administration has been tearing communities apart with its cruel immigration policies. A cap on ICE detention beds will force the Trump administration to prioritize deportation for... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Announces DACA Recipient as SOTU Guest
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), an original coauthor of the Dream Act, is pleased to announce that her guest for the president’s State of the Union address this Tuesday will be Kenia Yaritza Arredondo Ramos, a DACA recipient and aspiring registered nurse currently attending Los Angeles Trade-Technical College. Ms. Arredondo, 30, is also a resident of the congresswoman’s 40th Congressional District of California. “I am so glad to be joined at this year’s State of the Union by Kenia A... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement at House-Senate Conference Committee on Homeland Security
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the Chair of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, delivered the following remarks at today’s meeting of the House-Senate Conference Committee on Homeland Security: “Thank you, Madam Chair. I am pleased we are able to get to work on finalizing a full-year funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security. “The proposal I’ve presented will be the basis for the House majority position for this conference. Based on a holistic analysis of ... Read more