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  • Lofgren Statement on Trump Administration Cancellation of Temporary Protected Status for Haitian Nationals
    Posted in Press Releases on November 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) issued the following statement today regarding the Trump Administration’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitian nationals in the United States: “The Trump Administration’s callous decision to strip some 50,000 vulnerable Haitians of Temporary Protected Status will harm both the U.S. and Haiti. Haiti is recovering from multiple hurricanes, food insecurity, an earthquake, and a full-scale cholera epidemic. Forcing tens of tho... Read more

  • Lofgren & Conyers: detention of 10-year-old disabled child unjust and inhumane
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Foreign Policy and Human Rights

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following reports that a ten-year-old disabled child was taken into custody by Border Patrol agents immediately after emergency surgery at the Driscoll’s Children hospital in Corpus Christi, U.S. Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) and John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) wrote to Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke today raising concerns that the child’s detention is unjust, inhumane, and will create community-wide fear resulting in immigrants not seeking medical care, e... Read more

  • Conyers & Lofgren Statement on 2018 Refugee Ceiling
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Foreign Policy and Human Rights

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, and Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) Ranking Member of the House Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee, issued the following statement today after an annual refugee consultation with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Elaine Duke in which officials confirmed the Trump Administration would set an historically low refugee ceiling of 4... Read more

  • Conyers, Lofgren, Bonamici, Blumenauer, Press ICE to Investigate Oregon Incident
    Posted in Press Releases on September 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON, DC [09/22/17] – Today, House Judiciary Ranking Member John Conyers (D-MI), Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee Ranking Member Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), and Oregon Representatives Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) pressed the Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to fully investigate the actions of ICE officers toward a U.S. citizen outside of the Washington County, Oregon Courthouse. On September 18, 2017, plainclothes ICE officers inap... Read more

  • Conyers/Lofgren Statement on Reports of an Annual Refugee Ceiling less than 50,000
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Foreign Policy and Human Rights

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.), Ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee, and Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), Ranking Member on the Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee, issued the following statement today after news reports indicated the Trump Administration was considering establishing a refugee ceiling of less than 50,000 for the 2018 fiscal year: “The Trump administration is reportedly considering establishing a refugee ceiling of less than 50,000... Read more

  • Lofgren announces second round of federal funding for zero-emissions buses at Mineta Airport
    Posted in Press Releases on September 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON, DC – Nearly $5 million in federal grants to purchase 10 zero-emission shuttles and associated electric charging infrastructure for Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport was awarded over the past two months, announced U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) today. Two separate grants in the amounts of $1,662,498 and $3,194,980 were awarded in September and August 2017, respectively, by the U.S. Department of Transportation. These significant awards totaling nearly $5 million will... Read more

  • Lofgren Statement on Decision to End DACA
    Posted in Press Releases on September 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) issued the following statement today after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced President Trump has decided to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program with a six-month delay: “President Trump’s cancellation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program creates a moral emergency for our nation. Some 800,000 DACA recipients brought to the United States as children are today vital members of our co... Read more

  • Lofgren & House Judiciary Dems Urge Goodlatte To Take Up Trump’s Pardon Of Sheriff Joe Arpaio
    Posted in Press Releases on August 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Foreign Policy and Human Rights

    Washington, D.C. – Today, all House Judiciary Committee Democrats, led by Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) and Immigration Subcommittee Ranking Member Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), wrote to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (D-VA) to ask that he investigate Trump’s pardon of controversial sheriff Joe Arpaio and related events. In July, Joe Arpaio was convicted of criminal contempt after years of racially profiling and arresting individuals based on their perceived immigration status.... Read more

  • American Hope Act Introduced to Protect DACA Recipients and Immigrants Who Arrived As Children
    Posted in Press Releases on July 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), Luis V. Gutiérrez (D- Ill.) and 116 colleagues introduced the American Hope Act of 2017. Recent actions by State Attorneys General and the Trump Administration have put the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in peril. This bill would provide a permanent legislative solution for the more than 800,000 young people enrolled in DACA and put thousands of others on a path to earn permanent legal residency and eventual citizen... Read more

  • TRAVEL BAN: Sen. Coons, Rep. Lofgren file bicameral amici brief opposing Trump administration guidance blocking admission of grandparents and refugees
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Foreign Policy and Human Rights

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) filed an amici curae brief asking the Supreme Court to uphold the decision of U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson (District of Hawaii), which enjoined portions of the guidance the Trump administration put in place after the Supreme Court’s decision about which parts of the travel ban should be permitted to go into effect pending a decision on the merits. The Trump administration’s guidance interpreting “bona ... Read more