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Congressman Ruben Gallego

Representing the 7th District of Arizona


More on Immigration

September 15, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC ­– Today, Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) wrote to Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Thomas Homan demanding answers in the wake of reports that the agency regularly obtained guest lists from two Phoenix-area Motel 6 locations and used that information to question and detain individuals believed to be undocumented.

August 17, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Hoy, los Congresistas Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), Raul Grijalva (AZ-03) y Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) enviaron una carta al presidente Donald Trump, instándole a no emitir un perdón presidencial para Joe Arpaio, el ex sherif del condado de Maricopa.

Esta semana, Fox News informó que el president dijo que estaba “considerando seriamente” el pérdon para Arpaio, quien fue condenado por desacato criminal por ignorar la orden de un juez de detener las patrullas de tráfico dirigidas a sospechosos de inmigrantes indocumentados.

July 12, 2017 Video

House Republicans used a sneaky gimmick to allow Trump to take money from our troops to pay for his ridiculous border wall. Rep. Ruben Gallego calls them out on the House floor.

June 29, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Last night, Rep. Gallego successfully passed three amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act during a late-night marathon markup of the bill.

No Defense Funds for the Border Wall

May 3, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) voted no on the omnibus budget agreement. He issued the following statement:

April 27, 2017 In The News

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.

March 9, 2017 Press Release

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.

March 9, 2017 Press Release

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.

February 28, 2017 Press Release

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:

February 24, 2017 Press Release

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: