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Congressman Ruben Gallego

Representing the 7th District of Arizona


More on Immigration

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:

February 21, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Ruben Gallego issued the following statement regarding the Department of Homeland Security’s new immigration enforcement guidelines: 

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.