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Congressman Ruben Gallego

Representing the 7th District of Arizona

Immigration

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June 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) issued the following statement following passage of five key FY 2020 Appropriations bills – Commerce-Justice-Science, Agriculture-Related Agencies, Interior-Environment, Military Construction-VA, and Transportation-HUD:

June 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Early this morning, the House Armed Services Committee approved the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act, including a provision authored by Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) that will limit the Department of Defense’s authority to repurpose funds that were designated for military construction.

May 16, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON ― Key House Democrats are following through on a threat to limit the Pentagon’s authority to reprogram funds in response to Pentagon leaders diverting military funding toward President Donald Trump’s wall with Mexico.

May 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) released the following statement in response to testimony given by Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan in Congress yesterday. In a Senate Defense Appropriations subcommittee hearing, Shanahan testified that the Pentagon had redirected enough money to build 256 miles of wall along the southwest border, including 63 miles of construction within six months.

Rep. Gallego issued the following statement:

May 6, 2019 In The News

Arizona’s House Democratic delegation on Monday asked for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s top leader to appoint a federal crisis coordinator to support the largely non-governmental network helping migrant families released by border and immigration officials.

“This humanitarian crisis requires a humanitarian response,” the lawmakers wrote to Kevin McAleenan, acting DHS secretary. McAleenan also heads U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

May 6, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Reps. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-03), Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-02), Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), and Greg Stanton (AZ-09) wrote to Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan urging him to appoint a federal crisis coordinator to handle the humanitarian crisis at the Southern border.

April 18, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON — When President Donald Trump insisted last year that America’s southern border was in crisis, his warnings landed with a thud.

Making unverified claims about “unknown Middle Easterners” and prayer rugs found by ranchers, Trump drew eye rolls from Democrats and many others, who derided his tactics as little more than an election-year stunt .

March 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) released the following statement following reports that President Trump intends to tap funds intended for military pay and pensions to pay for his border wall.

February 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Hoy, el Representante John Lewis (D-GA) y el Representante Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) introdujeron la Ley de Sueños de Educación Superior de 2019, como una respuesta a la acción discriminatoria de estados que niegan la entrada de algunos inmigrantes a sus instituciones universitarias. Este proyecto de ley prohibiría que las instituciones que reciben fondos federales se nieguen a admitir, inscribir o otorgar beneficios de matrícula estatal a estudiantes calificados que se residen en su estado basado en su estatus migratorio.

February 15, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON – Today Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) joined Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) in reintroducing the Higher Education Dream Act of 2019 as a response to discriminatory action states have taken, and some intend to take, to block the attendance of some immigrants to college and university education.  This bill would prohibit institutions that receive federal funds from refusing to admit, enroll, or grant in-state tuition benefits to qualified students based on their immigration status.  It would also expand federal financial aid opportunities to DREAMers.