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Congressman Ruben Gallego

Representing the 7th District of Arizona

Immigration

More on Immigration

June 19, 2018 Press Release

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.

May 10, 2018 Press Release

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. 

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.