Press Releases

July 16, 2019 Press Release
Rep. Lofgren Chairs Hearing Featuring U.S. Assistant Inspector General Testifying to Conditions Migrant Families Endure at U.S. Border

Washington, D.C.—Today, U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Chair of the House Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship, chaired a hearing of the Subcommittee entitled “Overcrowding and Prolonged Detention at U.S.

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July 16, 2019 Press Release
Reps. Nadler and Lofgren Release Statement Concerning Trump Administration’s New Regulation To End Asylum Protection for Most Central American Refugees
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July 10, 2019 Press Release
Legislation Would Help Reduce Backlog for High-Skilled Employees Seeking Visas by Implementing Fairer “First-Come, First-Served” System

Washington, D.C.—Today, the House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Ken Buck (R-CO) that would strengthen the American workforce by reducing the wait time for those impacted most by the decades-long backlog of immigrant visas (“green cards”). H.R.

June 28, 2019 Press Release
Legislation Would Require States to Establish Independent Redistricting Commissions to Redraw Lines that Disenfranchise Voters

Washington, D.C.—On the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that allows partisan gerrymandering in federal elections to continue, U.S. Reps. Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), and Julia Brownley (CA-26) were joined by the majority of the California Democratic Delegation in introducing legislation to reform the nation’s patchwork redistricting system.

June 27, 2019 Press Release
Legislation Would Combat Violence and Instability that Causes Thousands to Flee Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador

 

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June 25, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Today, U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Chair of the House Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship, voted for a $4.5 billion emergency funding bill that would provide humanitarian assistance to migrant children and families in U.S. custody at the southern border. Following today’s vote, in which the U.S. House passed the appropriations bill, Rep.

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June 18, 2019 Press Release
Rep. Lofgren and Sen. Harris Worked with State Department to Allow Brothers to Enter U.S. to Help Brother Receive Life Saving Transplant

Washington, D.C.—Today, U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship, applauded the State Department’s announcement that two Vietnamese brothers have been granted temporary visas to enter the United States to help save their brother’s life.

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June 13, 2019 Press Release
Legislation Would Help Save Lives by Ensuring Migrants in U.S. Custody Have Safe Drinking Water, Food to Eat, and Proper Medical Attention

Washington, D.C.—Today, in a press conference at the U.S. Capitol, Rep. Zoe Lofgren—Chair of the House Judiciary's Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship—joined Democrats to announce legislation that would help save lives and improve the conditions of migrant children and families in U.S. custody at the southern border. Rep. Lofgren was joined today by Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D.

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June 4, 2019 Press Release
House of Representatives Passes Dream Act that Would Protect Undocumented Immigrants from Deportation if Brought Here as Children Under Age 18

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif) and the House of Representatives voted to pass the Dream Act of 2019, legislation that protects "Dreamers"—undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children—from deportation.

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May 23, 2019 Press Release
House Judiciary Committee Passes Dream Act that Protects Undocumented Immigrants from Deportation if Brought Here as Children Under Age 18

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif) and the House Judiciary Committee voted to pass the Dream Act of 2019, legislation that protects "Dreamers"—many of whom are undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children—from deportation.

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