Original co-sponsor deadline Wednesday, May 24: Healthcare Opportunities for Patriots in Exile (HOPE) Act of 2017

Please join me by co-sponsoring legislation to allow deported veterans the opportunity to temporarily parole back into the United States to seek care from a VA facility. There has been a long tradition of foreign-born soldiers who have served in the U.S.
military since the founding of the republic. Many of these individuals enlist in the military under the false belief that military service will automatically make them U.S. citizens. For these individuals, low-level offenses they commit often result in removal.
This effectively denies these veterans the medical care they require.

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Deadline COB Wednesday, May 24: Naturalization at Training Sites (NATS) Act of 2017

Please join me by co-sponsoring legislation helps identify active and retired non-citizen servicemembers. There has been a long tradition of foreign-born soldiers who have served in the U.S. military since the founding of the republic. Many of these individuals
enlist in the military under the false belief that military service will automatically make them U.S. citizens. Since many of these individuals who enlist in the military do so as a Legal Permanent Resident (LPR), they are eligible to naturalize during or
after their service. Unfortunately, the federal government has failed to adequately inform them of the necessary steps for naturalization. 

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Ukraine Film Screening: TONIGHT

Please join us for the screening of BREAKING POINT: The War for Democracy in Ukraine.  “Breaking Point: The War for Democracy in Ukraine is an intimate look at the war and revolution in Ukraine through the eyes of ordinary people who risked their lives to
create a more democratic, equitable, and independent country.”

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Restore Fairness in Federal Health Programs: Cosponsor the HEAL for Immigrant Women and Families Act

Two decades ago, politicians began enacting harmful restrictions on immigrants’ ability to access affordable health insurance coverage. These restrictions, which have been imposed on many lawfully present immigrants, are based solely on their immigration
status and remain in place today. Lack of access to health care coverage increases the incidence of negative health outcomes and has profound impacts on families, their communities, and the nation as a whole. It leads to delayed treatment for preventable disease
and more visits to emergency rooms, increasing costs and hindering an individual’s ability to work and participate in our economy. Lack of access to health care coverage also has a human cost; a delay in cancer treatment could lead to a mother’s death, or
a child may miss out on an intervention in his or her critical early years of development.

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H.R. 2213: The Anti-Border Corruption Reauthorization Act

On January 25, President Trump issued the Executive Order – Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements that directs Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to hire 5,000 additional Border Patrol agents. To ramp up his mass deportation
agenda, legislation was introduced to weaken CBP hiring requirements. H.R. 2213, the Anti-Border Corruption Reauthorization Act will waive the polygraph test for certain CBP applicants. This legislation was set to be considered under suspension of the rules
today, but late last night was pulled from the suspension calendar.

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Reunite aging Filipino WWII veterans with their families

Sending Office: Honorable Colleen Hanabusa Sent By: Elizabeth.Songvilay@mail.house.gov   Request for Cosponsor(s) Colleagues, This week, Rep. Hanabusa will be reintroducing the Filipino Veterans Family Reunification Act, which would make it easier for aging Filipino World War II veterans to be reunited with their children, without the headache of having to renew a visa. In 1941, […]

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Immigrant Veterans Eligibility Tracking System (I-VETS) Act of 2017 – Deadline to sign-on as an original sponsor: COB Wednesday, May 24

Please join me by co-sponsoring legislation to identify non-citizen servicemembers and veterans. There has been a long tradition of foreign-born soldiers who have served in the U.S. military since the founding of the republic. Many of these individuals enlist
in the military under the false belief that military service will automatically make them U.S. citizens.

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