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Congressman Ruben Gallego

Representing the 7th District of Arizona

Immigration

More on Immigration

April 3, 2018 Press Release

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:

March 28, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s proposal to pay for his border wall with military funds.

Last June, Rep. Gallego introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would have blocked the Trump administration from diverting funds from the defense budget to pay for construction of a new border wall. Though the amendment was approved by the House Armed Services Committee, the GOP stripped the language from the bill before it received a vote on the House floor.

March 5, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – El Congresista Ruben Gallego hizo la siguiente declaración sobre la fecha límite de DACA de Donald Trump:

“Hace seis meses, el presidente Trump provocó una crisis para 800,000 jóvenes y sus familias cuando terminó cruelmente el programa DACA.

“Los republicanos en el Congreso han pasado los últimos seis meses utilizando a los Dreamers como fichas de negociación política. Cada vez es más evidente que el Partido Republicano nunca tuvo la intención de arreglar el desastre que crearon.

March 5, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) released the following statement on President Donald Trump’s arbitrary DACA deadline:

“Six months ago, President Trump manufactured a crisis for 800,000 young people and their families when he cruelly and callously ended the DACA program.

“Congressional Republicans have spent the past six months using the Dreamers as political bargaining chips. It is becoming ever more evident that the GOP never really intended to fix the mess they created.

February 9, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC ­– Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) released the following statement:

“This is a sad, frustrating morning for Dreamers and their families. 

“In the middle of the night, I voted NO on a bill that will fund deportation of the Dreamers that Paul Ryan refuses to protect.

January 30, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC ­– Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) announced that his guest at the 2018 State of the Union address will be Antonio Valdovinos of Phoenix, Arizona. Each year, Members of Congress are permitted one guest to attend the President’s address.

January 22, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC ­– Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) released the following statement:

“I am disappointed by today’s vote in the Senate. Cheap talk from Mitch McConnell is not enough.

January 9, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC ­– Today, Congressman Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) wrote to the American Hotel & Lodging Association requesting the establishment of formal industry standards encouraging hotel chains to protect their guests from warrantless intrusions by federal immigration authorities or other law enforcement agencies.

January 8, 2018 Page
December 20, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC ­– Rep. Ruben Gallego issued the following statement:

“When President Trump ended the DACA program, he cast thousands of young people – our friends, our neighbors, and our colleagues – into a world of uncertainty and fear.

“It takes immense courage to stand up to power at any time, but even more so when your life as you know it is at great risk. I have the utmost admiration and respect for the Dreamers who are taking a stand and fighting for their right to continue to live and work in the country they call home.