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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More on Immigration

Nov 30, 2018 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. – Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi released this statement reaffirming the House Democratic Majority’s commitment to addressing critical immigration issues in the new Congress, following a letter from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus: 

Oct 26, 2018 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement on President Trump’s failed immigration policies and fearmongering rhetoric:

“The GOP is desperate to change the conversation from their assault on Americans’ health care to the baseless fear of some families 1,000 miles away from the border.  Despite Republicans’ fearmongering, this group of families may not even make it to the U.S. border, and those migrating for economic reasons will not qualify for asylum.  

Oct 26, 2018 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement on President Trump’s failed immigration policies and fearmongering rhetoric:

“The GOP is desperate to change the conversation from their assault on Americans’ health care to the baseless fear of some families 1,000 miles away from the border.  Despite Republicans’ fearmongering, this group of families may not even make it to the U.S. border, and those migrating for economic reasons will not qualify for asylum.  

Sep 14, 2018 Press Release

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

Washington, D.C – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins tomorrow:

“Hispanic Heritage Month is a chance for all Americans to celebrate the extraordinary contributions of our vibrant Latino community to our nation.  For many generations, Latinos and Latinas have made America more American and moved our country closer to realizing our founding motto: E Pluribus Unum – from many, one.

Sep 13, 2018 Press Release

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San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement to mark the 24th anniversary of the enactment of the landmark Violence Against Women Act legislation, which President Bill Clinton signed into law on September 13, 1994:

Sep 5, 2018 Press Release

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Jun 27, 2018 Press Release

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Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after Speaker Ryan’s anti-family bill failed on the Floor, 121-301:
 
“Last week, so-called moderate Republicans folded and destroyed the best chance Congress had to provide a bipartisan, permanent legislative fix – and all they have to show for it is a failed bill of staggering cruelty that would have sold out Dreamers, families, asylum seekers and children at the border.

Jun 21, 2018 Press Release

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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.