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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.”
February 12, 2020 Press Release
"I wish that today’s markup of the NO BAN Act wasn’t necessary. But unfortunately, it’s more important than ever."
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January 31, 2020 Press Release
"This Administration’s flagrant disregard for historical precedent, the separation of powers, and Congress’s lawmaking authority is dangerous for our democracy and for the rule of law."
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January 28, 2020 Press Release
122 Members of Congress submit an Amicus Brief in Flores v Barr to ensure there are minimum health and safety requirements for the custody of children.
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January 25, 2020 Press Release
"Our country, state and the East Bay community have lost a great leader with the passing of Representative Fortney ‘Pete’ Stark."
January 24, 2020 Press Release
"Congress must do its job to uphold the Constitution by reforming Section 215 to ensure it isn’t misused to spy on Americans."
January 15, 2020 Press Release
"It is with honor and determination that I accept this responsibility to fulfill my oath of office to hold the president accountable."
January 14, 2020 Press Release
Immigration and Citizenship Subcommittee Chair Lofgren & colleagues demand the Department of Homeland Security turns over any information regarding the development and execution of the Migrant Protection Protocols.
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January 7, 2020 Press Release
“We write to express our alarm about CBP reportedly holding large numbers of people of Iranian heritage in secondary inspection for up to 12 hours.”
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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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