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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 .
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.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Ruben Gallego released the following statement in response to President Trump’s action to declare a national emergency to build a border wall.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) wrote to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Inspector General, requesting an immediate investigation into reports of widespread physical and sexual abuse of migrant children in federal custody.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in Trump v. Hawaii, upholding President Trump’s Muslim ban:
“The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Trump’s Muslim ban is a disappointing and dangerous outcome that undermines our core values of religious liberty and inclusion.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) released the following statement:
“The Trump administration’s policy of dehumanizing children and unnecessarily separating families for political show is nothing short of cruel, and those who have created, implemented, and defended it must be held accountable.
“At the very least, the White House and the Department of Homeland Security owe the American people both transparency and honesty. Under the direction of Chief of Staff John Kelly and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, we have received neither.
WASHINGTON, DC – Last night, on a party line vote, Republican Members of the House Armed Services Committee voted in unison to block an effort led by Rep. Ruben Gallego to prevent President Trump from implementing his proposal to divert defense resources to pay for a new wall on the southwest border. A similar amendment was approved by HASC last year.
WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s announcement that he plans to deploy U.S. troops to the southern border: