MATSUI AND COLLEAGUES LEAD LEGISLATION TO IMPROVE RESETTLEMENT PROCESS FOR SPECIAL IMMIGRANT VISA HOLDERS

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WASHINGTON, D.C. ­– Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), and Jason Crow (D-CO) introduced the Afghan and Iraqi Allies Resettlement Improvement Act, which aims to help Special Immigration Visa (SIV) holders with their transition to life in the United States. “The recent developments from Afghanistan have been heartbrea...

Matsui Issues Statement on Trump Administration's Changes to DACA Program

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6) issued the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s memorandum limiting the scope of DACA, following a recent Supreme Court ruling upholding the DACA program. The memo will end the approval of initial DACA applications, end advance parole for recipients, and shorten the deferred action and work authorization to one year...

Matsui Issues Statement on the Supreme Court's Decision to Uphold DACA

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6), issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). “Today, the Supreme Court ruled that the Trump Administration’s irresponsible attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was arbitrary and capricious and therefore unlawful,” said Congresswoman...

Matsui Condemns Trump Administration's Indefinite Family Incarceration Rule

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SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) issued the following statement on the Trump Administration’s move to indefinitely incarcerate migrant families. "By seeking to deny migrant families basic human rights, the Trump Administration is again betraying the values of our country. We cannot repeat the mistakes of our past, and we cannot allow the White House to end decades-old leg...

Sac News & Review: Essay: ‘I was sickened by what I saw’

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Op-Ed by Doris Matsui “Well run” and “clean.” That’s how President Trump recently described children’s detention centers at the U.S. border. Having traveled last weekend to investigate detention facilities with my Democratic colleagues, I can confirm just how out of touch the president is. We visited the “Ursula” Central Processing Center, in McAllen, Texas, where you can hear the cries of innocen...

Matsui Announces Trip to U.S.-Mexico Border

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) announced that she and 19 Democratic colleagues will be traveling this weekend to the U.S.-Mexico border to provide critically needed Congressional oversight of human rights concerns. During this trip, Matsui will visit border patrol and central processing centers in McAllen and Brownsville, Texas, meet with humanitarian charities and or...

Matsui Condemns Trump Administration for Family Separation, Living Conditions at the Border

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) issued the following statement condemning President Trump’s family separation policy and the living conditions for innocent children at the border. “The Trump Administration is jeopardizing the lives of innocent children in the name of scoring political points and fulfilling bigoted campaign promises. This must end. Every child is sacred...

Matsui Releases Statement on Supreme Court 2020 Census Decision

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6) issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision blocking a question from the 2020 census regarding citizenship status. “Adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census was another in a long line of attempts to intimidate immigrant families. We all deserve to be counted, and we all deserve to live free fr...

Matsui Votes for the Landmark Dream and Promise Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6) issued the following statement after voting for H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act of 2019. This historic legislation protects and creates a pathway to citizenship for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, individuals with Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) beneficiaries. The Dream a...

Congresswoman Matsui Co-Sponsors the Dream and Promise Act of 2019

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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) today joined Reps. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), Nydia Velazquez (D-NY), and Yvette Clarke (D-NY) in co-sponsoring H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act of 2019. This legislation will provide a pathway to citizenship for DACA recipients, individuals with Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and individuals with Deferred Enforced Departure status (DED)...