DHS is forcing LGBT Asylum Seekers to Remain in Mexico- We need DHS OIG and CRCL to Investigate

I invite you to sign on to a follow-up letter to DHS regarding the impact of Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) on LGBT asylum seekers. On October 7th, twelve asylum seekers were returned to the Mexican town of Matamoros which the U.S Department of State
Travel Advisory has designated as a Level Four area— “Do not travel.” The Trump Administration’s execution of MPP has recklessly endangered the lives of LGBT migrants who are entitled to protection under domestic and international law.
We urge the Office of Inspector General at DHS to work with CRCL on an investigation into the return of LGBT asylum seekers to Mexico, whether the returns are in line with current DHS policies under MPP, and whether those policies
are in line with the law including our treaty obligations

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Cosponsor H.R. 3509: the LGBTQ Data Inclusion Act

Please join me as a cosponsor of the
LGBTQ Data Inclusion Act, a bill that would improve our Federal population surveys by requiring the collection of voluntary, self-disclosed information on sexual orientation and gender identity in certain federal surveys, including the Census.

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DHS is forcing LGBT Asylum Seekers to Remain in Mexico- We need DHS OIG and CRCL to Investigate

I invite you to sign on to a follow-up letter to DHS regarding the impact of Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) on LGBT asylum seekers. On October 7th, twelve asylum seekers were returned to the Mexican town of Matamoros which the U.S Department of State
Travel Advisory has designated as a Level Four area— “Do not travel.” The Trump Administration’s execution of MPP has recklessly endangered the lives of LGBT migrants who are entitled to protection under domestic and international law.
We urge the Office of Inspector General at DHS to work with CRCL on an investigation into the return of LGBT asylum seekers to Mexico, whether the returns are in line with current DHS policies under MPP, and whether those policies
are in line with the law including our treaty obligations

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Cosponsor H.R. 3509: the LGBTQ Data Inclusion Act

Please join me as a cosponsor of the
LGBTQ Data Inclusion Act, a bill that would improve our Federal population surveys by requiring the collection of voluntary, self-disclosed information on sexual orientation and gender identity in certain federal surveys, including the Census.

Read More

Cosponsor H.R. 3509: the LGBTQ Data Inclusion Act

Please join me as a cosponsor of the
LGBTQ Data Inclusion Act, a bill that would improve our Federal population surveys by requiring the collection of voluntary, self-disclosed information on sexual orientation and gender identity in certain federal surveys, including the Census.

Read More

Cosponsor H.R. 3509: the LGBTQ Data Inclusion Act

Please join me as a cosponsor of the
LGBTQ Data Inclusion Act, a bill that would improve our Federal population surveys by requiring the collection of voluntary, self-disclosed information on sexual orientation and gender identity in certain federal surveys, including the Census.

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Cosponsor H.R. 1191 – Native American Suicide Prevention Act

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 10-34 year old Native American and Alaskan Natives [AI/AN], and for ages 15- 34, it is 1.5 times higher than the national average for that age group.[1] Please
join us in cosponsoring the
H.R. 1191 – Native American Suicide Prevention Act to help put an end to this public health crisis.  

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Cosponsor H.R. 3509: the LGBTQ Data Inclusion Act

Please join me as a cosponsor of the
LGBTQ Data Inclusion Act, a bill that would improve our Federal population surveys by requiring the collection of voluntary, self-disclosed information on sexual orientation and gender identity in certain federal surveys, including the Census.

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COSPONSOR- H.R. 1080 Fairness for Farm Workers Act

Farm workers play a critical role in our economy, ensuring that our constituents have safe, quality food on their tables. They work long, hard hours in one of the most hazardous industries in this country and are exposed to an incredibly physically demanding
career. Many of these workers are mothers who work from sun-up to sun-down to make ends meet.  

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