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April 8, 2020 Press Release
"It’s good news that our Santa Clara community is receiving a share of the federal funding."
March 27, 2020 Press Release
"As one of the hardest hit communities in the country, we know that Santa Clara County cannot afford to wait any longer."
March 11, 2020 Press Release
"We want to make sure that recent travelers through SJC know their potential risk of exposure."
March 11, 2020 Press Release
"It’s unfortunate that this bill does not include significant reforms that are necessary to protect Americans’ civil liberties."
March 10, 2020 Press Release
"We applaud the two paths forward being offered by our bipartisan colleagues in the Senate."
March 3, 2020 Press Release
"I stand behind Mr. Truyen and strongly urge the Vietnamese government to immediately release the religious-freedom fighter back to his family."
February 27, 2020 Press Release
"With the announcement that the markup has been postponed for the USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act, we would like to request that the Committee markup our bipartisan bill, the Safeguarding Americans' Private Records Act."
February 26, 2020 Press Release
"The widespread support for the Online Privacy Act from organizations and experts is a rallying call for decisive action to protect Americans’ privacy."
February 18, 2020 Press Release
"[We] have serious concerns over the utility of engaging these highly militarized units, which were never intended for routine immigration enforcement activities, in densely populated metropolitan areas."
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February 12, 2020 Press Release
"The Science Committee rightfully advanced measures to help ensure power service predictability while providing emergency resources, like backup power, for Californians and all Americans.”

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July 17, 2019 In The News

 

Lawmakers on both sides of the congressional aisle agree that backlogs and lengthy processing times for immigration applications are a problem, though they diverged during a House subcommittee hearing on the cause.

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July 17, 2019 In The News

For the past two and a half years, Congress has largely granted U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) a free pass on immigration backlogs and application delays, denials and Requests for Evidence.

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July 11, 2019 In The News

Amid a backlog that sees some applicants waiting decades for green cards, 140 Republican members of Congress joined 224 Democrats and passed a bill Wednesday to end the per-country cap on green cards.

July 10, 2019 In The News

State and federal lawmakers are calling for new rules and investigations surrounding the use of facial-recognition scans of driver’s license databases by Immigration and Customs Enforcement and other agencies, fueling a debate over the technology some on Capitol Hill have said represents a “massive breach of privacy and trust.”

July 5, 2019 In The News

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

The stories of the crisis on the U.S. southern border just keep coming. Dangerous overcrowding, squalid conditions, adults and children held for days and weeks at a time - issues that Acting Inspector General Jennifer Costello describes as urgent and needing immediate attention and action.

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June 27, 2019 In The News

As we argue about the horrifying humanitarian disaster at the southern border, a fundamental question is hovering in the background: Do we want to make it harder for desperate people to legally secure refuge in the United States, or easier for them to legally do so?

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June 24, 2019 In The News

A House panel on Friday backed legislation to improve election security ahead of next year’s contests as Democrats press for shoring up the nation’s voting system after Russia interfered in the 2016 election.

June 20, 2019 In The News

Two Vietnamese men hoping to donate blood marrow to their brother in San Jose have been approved visas to travel to the U.S., local politicians announced Tuesday.

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June 20, 2019 In The News

House lawmakers demand end to warrantless collection of Americans’ data

Two House lawmakers are pushing an amendment that would effectively defund a massive data collection program run by the National Security Agency i unless the government promises to not intentionally collect data of Americans.

June 18, 2019 In The News

Two Vietnamese brothers have been granted temporary visas to supply a life-saving bone marrow transfer for their dying sibling, a United States citizen living in San Jose, after a Chronicle investigation.

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