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  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Rescinding of DAPA and Expanded DACA
    Posted in Press Releases on June 16, 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 the Trump Administration rescinding the 2014 creation of Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). “The administration’s rescinding of DAPA an... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement at Hearing on ICE and CBP Budget Request
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 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 opening statement at today’s subcommittee hearing on the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Request for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The hearing’s witnesses were Thomas D. Homan, ICE Acting Director; John P. Wagner, CBP Office of Field Operations Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner; and Carla... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement at DHS Sec. Kelly Hearing on Departmental Budget Request
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 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 opening statement at today’s subcommittee hearing on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security budget request for Fiscal Year 2018. The hearing’s witness was Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly. “Good afternoon, Mr. Secretary, and welcome to your first appearance before the subcommittee. “There is no doubt that you have a really hard job – among ... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Introduces Bill to Strengthen Treatment of Immigrants in CBP Custody
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the Co-Chair of the Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform and the Ranking Democrat on the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, re-introduced the Protect Family Values at the Border Act (PFVBA). This bill would require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to establish basic humane treatment standards for immigrants in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The legislation would also ensure that famili... Read more

  • Democratic House Members Hold Forum on Impact of Trump Immigration Policies on Children and Families
    Posted in Press Releases on March 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    This afternoon, Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), the Co-Chairs of the Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform, held an immigration forum at the U.S. Capitol to discuss the impact of Trump Administration immigration policies on children and families. The forum placed particular focus on the harm of separating children from their parents, whether those separations occur at the U.S. border or within the United States itself. The forum was livestreamed at ... Read more

  • Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform Condemns Sec. Kelly’s Intent to Separate Children and Parents at the Border
    Posted in Press Releases on March 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, 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 25 congresswomen from the working group in sending a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly voicing their serious concern and opposition regarding Secretary Kelly’s recent remarks on separating children from their parents when they are detained at the US border. The text of the congresswomen’s letter is at the bottom of this... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Reintroduces Her Bill to Investigate 1930s Mexican Repatriation
    Posted in Press Releases on March 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) has reintroduced her bill to establish the first-ever official commission to study the Mexican Repatriation of the 1930s, and recommend appropriate legislative remedies. In the 1930s, government authorities and private sector entities undertook an aggressive program to forcibly remove individuals of Mexican ancestry from the United States, including as many as 1.2 million U.S. citizens. The Congresswoman first introduced this legislation in 2016, as H.... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Revised Muslim Ban
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement regarding the president’s revised Muslim ban: “Despite some changes around the edges, President Trump’s revised Muslim ban is essentially the same misguided and unconstitutional document it was before. It is still unlawful, unwarranted, and unnecessary. The United States already has extensive vetting for travelers coming to the U.S. “This ban on Muslims is simply bigotry wrapped in fear. America has a rich history of reli... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Presidential Address
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Health, Immigration, Labor and Economy

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement regarding the president’s address tonight to a joint session of Congress: “In tonight’s speech, President Trump talked about unity, but unfortunately, so much of what he said was divisive and destructive. His demonization of immigrants and his continued assault on the Affordable Care Act continue a pattern of moving our nation down the wrong path. And after 40 days of hateful rhetoric and destructive actions, the words of... Read more

  • Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on DHS Immigration Memos Implementing Trump Executive Orders
    Posted in Press Releases on February 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Immigration

    Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) issued the following statement regarding the memos released this morning by the Department of Homeland Security implementing President Trump’s executive orders on immigration: “The Administration’s immigration executive orders will have serious negative consequences for our country, ripping apart families and crippling our economy. As we work to reform our broken immigration system, we should be focusing on deporting those who are a threat to our count... Read more