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  • 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

  • Lofgren Introduces Resolution Recognizing Vietnamese Americans
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Foreign Policy and Human Rights

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), Lou Correa (D-Calif.), Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.), Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.), Barbara Comstock (R-Va.), and Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) introduced a resolution today recognizing the accomplishments and contributions of Vietnamese Americans. “In the 1980’s under President Ronald Reagan, the United States resettled hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese refugees, at times taking in more than 10,000 per month,” said Lofgren. “In my congressiona... Read more

  • H.R. 3003 makes our immigration system more dysfunctional and puts communities in peril
    Posted in Blog on June 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), Senior Democrat on the House Judiciary Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee, issued the following statement today on the floor of the House of Representatives in opposition to H.R. 3003, the “No Sanctuary for Criminals Act,” an anti-immigrant bill to coerce states and localities to abandon community trust policies and cooperate with federal immigration enforcement: “Mr. Speaker – this bill isn’t about fixing our immigration system. It’s ... Read more

  • Lofgren statement on Kate’s Law
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) issued the following statement today on the floor of the House of Representatives in opposition to H.R. 3004, Kate’s Law: “Mr Speaker- I rise in opposition to this bill. “This bill is part of H.R. 2451, a mass deportation bill marked up by the House Judiciary Committee earlier this month. I think the message it is intended to convey is that the bill is needed to keep us safe. “We have heard the sad story of the murder of Kate Steinle, which was... Read more

  • Statement on markup of H.R. 2826, the “Refugee Program Integrity Restoration Act of 2017"
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Foreign Policy and Human Rights

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) issued the following statement during House Judiciary Committee markup of H.R. 2826, the Refugee Program Integrity Restoration Act of 2017. "H.R. 2826 would create a huge shift in this country’s history of welcoming and protecting refugees from around the world. I think it really is an attack on refugees and the programs that serve them. "The bill, in my view, does not enhance security or address current problems in the refugee programs. It f... Read more

  • Lofgren, Leahy, Conyers send letter to Kushner companies asking about EB-5 visas and conflicts of interest
    Posted in Press Releases on June 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Innovation and Technology, Immigration

    WASHINGTON (THURSDAY, June 1, 2017) – Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Representative John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.), and Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) on Thursday pressed the president of Kushner Companies for answers on the company’s use of EB-5 visas and its continued ties to Jared Kushner, President Trump’s top advisor and son-in-law. At a time when Mr. Kushner is facing scrutiny over his contacts with Russian officials and his former company reportedly is facing financial trouble at its ... Read more

  • Lofgren on Caltrain Electrification Project Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Growing a Strong Economy, Immigration

    WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) applauded the Federal Transit Administration's announcement - in a reversal of their earlier decision to withhold funding - to execute the Full Funding Grant Agreement for the Caltrain Modernization Program Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project. "Today's announcement is very good news with huge benefits for millions of residents and businesses from San Jose to San Francisco. The Caltrain electrification project will create an estimated 9,6... Read more

  • House Democrats Introduce Fair Day in Court For Kids Act
    Posted in Press Releases on April 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Foreign Policy and Human Rights

    WASHINGTON, D.C – Today, 23 House Democrats, led by U.S. Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), Luis V. Gutiérrez (D- Ill.), and Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.), introduced legislation to protect children and other vulnerable groups in immigration proceedings by ensuring access to counsel, legal orientation programs, and case management services. The Fair Day in Court for Kids Act will ensure due process for children and vulnerable individuals, and offer an alternative to ICE raids by the Trum... Read more

  • Sen. Coons, Rep. Lofgren lead bicameral amicus brief on Trump travel ban
    Posted in Press Releases on February 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Foreign Policy and Human Rights

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) led an amici curiae brief signed by 167 Members of Congress in support of plaintiffs suing President Trump in the Eastern District of New York over the recent Executive Order banning travel to the United States from seven Muslim-majority countries. The Members of Congress, 140 Members of the House of Representatives and 27 U.S. Senators, who are signatories to the brief have participated in the drafting of i... Read more

  • Lofgren statement on proposed National Guard deportation force
    Posted in Press Releases on February 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Foreign Policy and Human Rights

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) today issued the following statement in response to a reported leaked memo detailing Trump Administration plans to mobilize the National Guard to forcibly deport undocumented immigrants: “While the Trump Administration may try to downplay the significance of this document, it is clearly written by top officials within their Administration and lends important insight into the sort of conversations they are leading. “The simple fact that calling in... Read more