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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.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), issued the following statement in response to the protests and police actions following President Trump’s rally held in Phoenix:
“Thousands of peaceful demonstrators gathered on Tuesday afternoon for several hours to exercise their first amendment right to assemble and express their freedom of speech. Towards the end of the rally, however, the situation escalated quickly.
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.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Reps. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), Raul Grijalva (AZ-03) and Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) sent a letter to President Trump, urging him not to issue a pardon for former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Earlier this week, Fox news reported that the President said that he was “seriously considering” issuing a pardon for Arpaio, who was convicted of criminal contempt for ignoring a judge’s order to stop traffic patrols targeting suspected undocumented immigrants.
Arpaio faces up to six month’s imprisonment. His sentencing is scheduled for October 5.
Washington, DC – The U.S. Air Force has announced that the Phoenix, Arizona branch of Honeywell International, Inc. has been awarded a $409 million contract for the multi-agency Next Generation Thermal, Power, and Controls (NGT-PAC) program.
Washington, DC – On Monday, African American leaders in Arizona called for the removal of six Confederate monuments across the state. Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) issued the following statement in support:
“Confederate monuments are not innocent acknowledgements of the past – instead, they are symbols of hate and intolerance, painful reminders of a terrible time in our nation’s history.
Phoenix, AZ – Today, the office of Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) announced the appointment of Morgan Ammons to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY.
Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) joins Fox10's John Hook for Newsmaker Sunday.
Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) voted no on the omnibus budget agreement. He issued the following statement:
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.