Co-sponsored H.R.2788 to expand access
to health care services to immigrant
women and champions the issues of
Latin American immigrants and refugees
from Syria alike.
Pushed to eliminate the phrase “illegal
alien” from federal law, signage, or
Successfully passed pro-immigrant
amendments to the National Defense
Long-time advocate of immigration
reform and member of the "Gang of Eight"
Introduced S.748 the PROFILED Act,
which would guarantee basic due process
rights and protections of individuals
detained because of a suspected
immigration violation or during an
immigration-related enforcement action.
Rallied with local religious and communities
officials to support those at risk of
deportation due to President Trump’s
Granted a temporary restraining order
blocking the second iteration of
President Trump’s travel ban.
Expanded the list of family relationships
with U.S. citizens that visa applicants can
use to get into the U.S, ordering the
government not to enforce the ban on
brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts,
uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins of
people in the United States.
Opposed the Gang of Eight Comprehensive
immigration reform plan.
As a candidate during the 2016 Presidential
Election, promised to freeze immigration levels
until American unemployment came down.
Opposes birthright citizenship.
Introduced Kate’s Law which would level harsh
mandatory minimum penalties on people
who repeatedly cross the border illegally.
Supports President Trump’s
Made statements accusing Mexican
and Central American immigrants
of being generally violent and prone
to committing rape.
Called for the Mexican border wall to be
paid for by defunding Planned
Parenthood and the food stamp program.
Said, “We can’t restore our civilization
with someone else’s babies”.
Introduced H.R.2431 the Davis-Oliver Act
that looked to enhance the power of
immigration enforcement and establish
a system of mass deportation
Introduced H.R.2826, which seeks to
limit the number of refugees accepted
into the United States.
The Cato Institute reports that this bill
“would restrict the liberty of Americans
to welcome fleeing violence and
persecution around the world”.