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PHOENIX – Children kept themselves busy with coloring books and chased each other with masks in the corner of the cafeteria at Isaac Middle School, but school had long since ended and adults soon came over to keep them quiet.
Parents sat in rows of chairs across the large room and listened intently to a presentation in Spanish, detailing how they can keep their families together if faced with deportation.
Washington, D.C. –Today Congressman Ruben Gallego and members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus met with Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to discuss the department’s indiscriminate immigration enforcement under Trump. Congressman Gallego serves as the Second Vice-Chair of the Hispanic Caucus. He issued the following statement:
Washington, D.C. –Hoy, tras los reportes de que la administración Trump se está preparando para deportar a inmigrantes que han servido en nuestras fuerzas armadas, el Represéntate Gallego (D-AZ) reintrodujo un proyecto de ley que impide la remoción de miembros de las fuerzas armadas o veteranos. El Acto de Restablecimiento del Respeto por el Servicio de Inmigrantes en Uniforme (Restoring Respect for Immigrant Service in Uniform Act) también ayudaría a los veteranos deportados a reunirse con sus familias en los Estados Unidos.
Washington, DC – Today, following reports that the Trump administration is moving to deport immigrants who served in our Armed Forces, Rep. Gallego (D-AZ) reintroduced legislation that would prevent the removal of service members and veterans. The Restoring Respect for Immigrant Service in Uniform Act would also help deported veterans to reunite with their families in the United States.
Today, Congressmen Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) and Raul Grijalva (AZ-03) stood alongside Angel and Jacqueline Rayos-Garcia in calling on President Donald Trump to face the victims of his immigration policies prior to his address to the joint session of Congress. The mother of the two teenagers, Guadalupe, was deported shortly after Trump issued a new executive order on immigration. Congressmen Gallego and Grijalva issued the following statements after the press conference:
Congressman Ruben Gallego:
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) and Congressman Raul Grijalva (AZ-03) announced the names of their guests to next week’s joint address to Congress by President Donald Trump. They will be accompanied by Angel and Jacqueline Rayos-Garcia, the children of Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos, one of the first well-known victims of Trump’s new immigration policies.
Rep. Ruben Gallego:
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) and Congressman Raul Grijalva (AZ-03) announced the names of their guests to next week’s State of the Union Address. They will be accompanied by Angel and Jaqueline Garcia de Rayos, the children of Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos, one of the first well-known victims of President Trump’s new immigration policies.
The issued the following statements:
Rep. Ruben Gallego:
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Ruben Gallego issued the following statement regarding the Department of Homeland Security’s new immigration enforcement guidelines:
“The men and women of the U.S. National Guard sign up to defend our nation and the ideals it represents, not to be an extension of Donald Trump’s propaganda. It’s shameful that the Trump administration would use our National Guard to distract from the questions surrounding his campaign’s past relationship with Russia and the growing calls for an investigation from members of both parties. As a military veteran and member of the House Armed Services Committee, I will fight to make sure that our National Guard is used to uphold the safety, and integrity, of our homeland.
"La deportación de la Sra. Rayos sería una tragedia para su familia joven. Donald Trump está separando cruelmente a una madre y a un sostén de la familia de sus hijos estadounidenses.