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July 9, 2020 Press Release
"ICE's new policy is irrational and xenophobic, and risks the health of students, faculty, and staff."
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July 9, 2020 Press Release
"This will impede attempts by colleges and universities to respond effectively to the COVID-19 pandemic, thus endangering the health of students, teaching assistants, professors, and others."
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July 1, 2020 Press Release
"The Moving Forward Act provides a bold investment of $1.5 trillion that would create good-paying jobs, ease congestion, combat the climate crisis, and address disparities throughout our country."
June 25, 2020 Press Release
"Grants like this are welcome news, as they help spur our health and economic recovery efforts.”
June 23, 2020 Press Release
"We must address the current economic crisis through careful deliberation and smart policy changes based on sound principles and reason, not through a politically motivated executive order grounded in nothing but speculation."
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June 20, 2020 Press Release
"The State of California, and especially the San Francisco Bay Area, could benefit from the increased connectivity and reductions in traffic congestion that high speed rail may potentially deliver."
June 18, 2020 Press Release
Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship Chair Zoe Lofgren hails the Supreme Court’s ruling that the Trump Administration’s attempt to end DACA was unlawful.
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June 11, 2020 Press Release
"By employing commonsense strategies to minimize blackouts and maximize resilience, we’re working to prevent disruptions to our lives and livelihoods and ensure a sustainable future for Californians and all Americans."
June 11, 2020 Press Release
"Preserving the rule of law and nation’s long tradition of asylum-seeking is crucial."
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June 4, 2020 Press Release
"We're concerned about the ability of ICE and CBP to access personal information related to individuals approved for DACA."
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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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