More on Immigration
August 15, 2017 Press Release
LOS ANGELES, CALIF.— Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-San Pedro) today issued the following statement on the fifth anniversary of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). “This morning I stood with Dreamers in downtown Los Angeles to defend and advocate for the continuation of DACA. DACA has allowed them come out of the shadows, it has transformed their lives and granted them an opportunity to be here. I told them it’s urgent that we stand up, that we continue to be vocal against attempts to end this program. DACA protections are vital and should not be stripped away."
July 28, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-San Pedro) has co-sponsored legislation that would resolve the immigration status of 800,000 young Americans enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.The American Hope Act of 2017 offers a pathway to citizenship to DREAMers—the young people who are studying, working and contributing to our society and who have greatly benefited from DACA.
July 12, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-San Pedro) was among fellow Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) who met with Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to discuss the Department’s efforts on immigration. In the closed-door meeting that lasted more than an hour, Secretary Kelly was questioned about the continuation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, ICE arrests targeting non-criminals, children and families seeking refuge, the renewal of Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and the deportation of U.S. veterans.