Archives

Fulfill Our Promise to Syrian Refugees (v. 4)

June 15, 2016

The Syrian Civil War has led to the world’s worst humanitarian crisis and the worst refugee crisis since World War II.

Stop DoD from housing illegal immigrants on military bases

June 15, 2016

In another example of blatant executive overreach, the Obama Administration seeks to use Department of Defense (DoD) facilities, including military installations, to house illegal immigrants.

Support Low Naturalization Fees for Lawful Immigrants

June 14, 2016

The full integration of new Americans will make our country more prosperous, and so we respectfully request USCIS carefully consider our concerns. Thank you for your attention to this issue.

Support Family Reunification By Fixing the Family Immigration Backlog (v. 3)

June 14, 2016

This June during Immigrant Heritage Month, I invite you to be a cosponsor of the Reuniting Families Act of 2016 (H.R. 4798). The current family-based immigration system has not been updated in over two decades—keeping American citizens and green card holders separated from their loved ones for years and often decades.

Make English the Official Language of the United States

June 13, 2016

English has been a uniting force in this great nation, knocking down ethnic and religious barriers to make us truly one nation.

Sign on to – Bipartisan Letter to USCIS on proposed rule increasing fees for naturalization

June 13, 2016

Please join Rep. Cardenas and Rep. Ros-Lehtinen in sending a letter to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Leon Rodriguez regarding the recently released USCIS proposed rule which would revise its fee schedule for several immigration and naturalization services.

End Birthright Citizenship for illegal aliens

June 13, 2016

The fight against illegal immigration and the misguided notion of “birthright citizenship” has gained national attention and taken center stage during the 2016 presidential race.

Fulfill Our Promise to Syrian Refugees (v. 3)

June 13, 2016

A number of countries have responded by admitting hundreds of thousands of refugees. In the last six months alone, our neighbor Canada admitted nearly 27,000 Syrians.

Support Security Review of Consular IDs to Encourage their Nationwide Acceptance (v. 2)

June 10, 2016

Since 2013, Texas has enforced some of the toughest rules in the country limiting the types of identification parents can show to receive copies of birth certificates.

CHC Leadership Urges a NO Vote on Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017

June 10, 2016

On the floor today is the option to step into the pages of the 21st Century or to stick with antiquated and dehumanizing terms of years past. As the Chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, I urge you to vote no to H.R. 5325, Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017. This is a misguided and deceitful effort to yet again disenfranchise an entire group of people.