Immigration

Congresswoman Pelosi and children from We Belong Together, including San Franciscan Nashali de la Rosa, discussing the urgency of comprehensive immigration reform.

In America, the beauty is in the mix.  Immigration has always been a reinvigoration of our society and economy.  Each wave of immigrants brings their hopes, aspirations, faith, and determination to succeed to our shores.

With those uniquely American traits, each newcomer makes America more American.  And it is time for immigration reform that restores confidence in our history and our heritage as a people – by and large, a nation of immigrants.

That is why House Democrats introduced bipartisan, comprehensive legislation that would secure our borders, unite families, protect our workers, offer an earned pathway to citizenship to aspiring Americans, and reduce our nation’s deficit by nearly $1 trillion.

And while immigration reform remains an unsolved challenge for our nation as House Republicans continue to block efforts to bring up immigration reform with their obstructionism and excuses, House Democrats are leading the way towards a comprehensive fix to our country’s broken immigration system.

We will continue to work with on a bipartisan and comprehensive immigration solution that honors our American values and represents our needs as a nation. 

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Jun 21, 2018 Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Henry Connelly, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined Congressman Raul Ruiz and medical providers and experts to discuss the long-term health effects of the Trump Administration’s policy of separating children from their parents and incarcerating them in inhumane detention centers.  Below are the Leader’s remarks:

Jun 21, 2018 Press Release
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Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform for a shadow hearing to discuss the impact and human cost of President Trump’s cruel family separation policy that has led to the separation of thousands of children from their parents.  Below are the Leader’s remarks:

Leader Pelosi.  Thank you very much Congresswoman Roybal-Allard, to you, and to Congresswoman Jayapal.  Thank you for bringing us together. 

Jun 21, 2018 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks on the Floor of the House of Representatives to voice her opposition to Republicans’ Floor vote to kill the Queen of the Hill discharge petition to protect Dreamers and instead bring up H.R. 4760, the Securing America's Future Act of 2018 and H.R. 6136, the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018.  Below are the Leader’s remarks:

Jun 21, 2018 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi held her weekly press conference today in the Capitol Visitor Center.  Below are the Leader’s remarks: 
 
Leader Pelosi Opening Remarks. 

Leader Pelosi.   It's morning.  I'm not saying good morning, because it's not a good morning because of what is going on on the Floor of the House today.  

Jun 20, 2018 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined her fellow House Democrats for a press event to call for passage of the Keep Families Together Act, legislation to end the Trump Administration’s cruel policy of separating families at the border.  This bill already has more than 190 House Democratic cosponsors and is the House companion to the legislation introduced by Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) earlier this month.  Below are the Leader’s remarks:

Jun 19, 2018 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement ahead of President Trump’s meeting with Congressional Republicans on family separation and the House’s anti-immigrant bills:

Jun 18, 2018 Press Release

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Jun 14, 2018 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after House Republicans released their new immigration legislation:
 
“This bill fails to provide a permanent legislative fix to protect our Dreamers.  It is nothing more than a cruel codification of President Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda that abandons our nation’s heritage as a beacon of hope and opportunity. 

May 23, 2018 Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Henry Connelly, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined House and Senate Democrats, and immigrant, women and family advocates for a press conference calling on Secretary Kirsten Nielsen and the Trump Administration to end its family destruction policy.  Below are the Leader’s remarks: 

Leader Pelosi.  Thank you very much Donna and thank you to MomsRising for bringing us all together.  [Referencing a baby crying]  Hear that beautiful sound, the sound of the future.

May 4, 2018 Press Release

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San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement in honor of Cinco de Mayo: