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Congressman Ruben Gallego

Representing the 7th District of Arizona

Immigration

More on Immigration

February 21, 2017 Press Release

“These new guidelines tell us one thing: the Trump administration is willing to go after just about any member of the immigrant community. Last week, ICE arrested a DACA recipient and continues to hold him in custody without showing sufficient cause for his detention. Now the administration releases guidelines that lay the groundwork for mass deportation and tries to sell it to the American people as business-as-usual. This is far from the truth.

February 9, 2017 Press Release

"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.

February 9, 2017 Press Release

“The deportation of Ms. Rayos would be a tragedy for her young family.  Donald Trump is cruelly ripping a mother and a breadwinner away from her American citizen children.    

August 15, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today marks the 4 year anniversary of the implementation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Rep. Ruben Gallego released the following statement:

“Over the past four years, the DACA program has allowed thousands of young immigrants who were raised in the United States to come out of the shadows and become active members of our communities and active contributors to our economy.

May 11, 2016 Press Release

Rep. Ruben Gallego Responds to Rep. Gosar’s Attempt to Block DREAMers from Serving our Nation in Uniform

April 18, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the lawsuit to block President Obama’s immigration executive actions, the expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) programs.

Rep. Ruben Gallego released the following statement:

“The DAPA and expanded DACA programs are commonsense policies that will allow hardworking immigrant families to remain together and come out of the shadows.

September 15, 2015 Video

Hello, I’m Congressman Ruben Gallego.

Each year from September 15th to October 15th, we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. 

We honor the history, culture and contributions of the Latino community to the United States. 

Like all Americans, Latino families work hard in pursuit of the American Dream. 

Latino families aspire to own a home, save for their children’s higher education, and put aside enough money for a secure retirement. 

May 14, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today the House of Representatives voted to strip the “Enable DREAMers to Serve” amendment that passed in a bipartisan manner in the House Armed Services Committee and was added to the National Defense Authorization Act.

Congressman Gallego released the following statement:

May 7, 2015 Press Release

Phoenix, AZ – Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Arthur Anderson ruled in favor of in-state tuition for DACA recipients in Arizona. In the ruling Judge Anderson states that “The circumstance under which a person enters the U.S. does not determine that person’s lawful presence here” and that DHS considers DACA recipients to be here legally. Judge Anderson states that, “the state cannot establish subcategories of ‘lawful presence,’ picking and choosing when it will consider DACA recipients lawfully present and when it will not.”

May 6, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Last night Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) released a letter from 25 Republicans asking the House Rules Committee to strike the amendment “Enable DREAMers to Serve in Uniform” from the NDAA language that will reach the House floor next week. 
Congressman Ruben Gallego released the following statement: