2017 Heroes & Villains

Immigration Heroes

  • Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO)

    Member of "Gang of Eight", sponsoring
    the immigration reform bill that passed
    in the Senate in 2013.

    Recently introduced a private bill to
    protect a Colorado immigrant from
    deportation and has introduced a bill to
    shield farmworkers from deportations,
    while putting them on paths to
    citizenship.

  • Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV)

    Nation’s first Latina senator.

    Introduced S.415 to block President
    Trump’s "Travel Ban" executive order.

    2016 recipient of Immigrants' List
    Michael Maggio Award for excellence
    in the fight for immigration reform.

  • Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL)

    Helped introduce S.3542 the BRIDGE
    Act in 2016, temporarily protecting
    individuals eligible for DACA.

    Member of "Gang of Eight" that
    pushed immigration reform
    legislation through the Senate in 2013.

  • Rep. Ruben Gallego (D, AZ-7)

    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
    literature.

    Successfully passed pro-immigrant
    amendments to the National Defense
    Authorization Act.

  • Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)

    Said if you don't support keeping
    DREAMers, "Don't vote for me..."

    Introduced the DREAM Act 2017 along
    with Sen. Dick Durbin

    Opposes RAISE Act that would cut
    immigration "in half".

    Member of "Gang of Eight" that pushed
    immigration reform legislation through
    the Senate in 2013.

  • Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D, IL-4)

    Chairman of the Immigration Task Force
    in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

    Introduced H.R.3591 The American
    Hope Act.

    Staged a sit-in in protest of unlawful
    deportations at Immigration and
    Customs Enforcement in Chicago.

  • Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D, CA-19)

    She recently lead 216 members of
    Congress in filing a bicameral amicus
    brief on Trump travel ban.

    Introduced H.R.2043 The Fair Day in
    Court for Kids Act which would ensure
    due process for children and those with
    disabilities during immigration hearings.

  • Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ)

    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
    executive orders.

  • Rep. Linda Sanchez (D, CA-38)

    The highest ranking Latino in the US House

    of Representatives

    As Chairwoman of the Congressional
    Hispanic Caucus, she has been an
    outspoken advocate of the DREAM act
    as well as DACA/DAPA.

  • U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson

    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
    grandparents, grandchildren,
    brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts,
    uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins of
    people in the United States.

Immigration Villians

  • Gov. Greg Abbott (TX)

    As Texas’ Attorney General, Abbott filed
    suit against President Obama’s executive
    amnesty of undocumented immigrants.


    As governor, Abbott stated that he would
    refuse to accept Syrian refugees
    into the state.

    Signed into law a bill banning Sanctuary
    cities in Texas.

  • Rep. Louie Gohmert (R, TX-1)

    Opposes amnesty and wants to end
    birthright citizenship.

    Co-sponsored H.R.997, which would
    make English the official language of
    the United States, even though 1 in 5
    Americans speak a different language
    at home.

    Supports legislation to construct a wall
    along the US-Mexico border.

  • Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R, VA-6)

    Introduced H.R.3003 and H.R.3004,
    which seek to eliminate sanctuary cities

    Introduced H.R.2406, which would
    increase the number of ICE officers
    and equip them with military weapons.

    Introduced H.R.2407, a bill that seeks to
    refocus the USCIS to be harsher on
    immigrants applying for visas and grants.

  • Rep. Steve King (R, IA-4)

    Supports President Trump’s
    immigration plan.

    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”.

  • Rep. Raul Labrador (R, ID-1)

    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”.

  • David Perdue

    Introduced the RAISE Act, which would
    cut the level of legal immigration in half,
    cap the number of yearly refugee
    admissions to 50,000, and end the visa
    diversity lottery.

    Sunk his own nomination for a Latino
    federal judge over his views of
    immigration reform.

    Praised President Trump’s travel ban.

  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions

    As a Senator, led the charge to end
    amnesty efforts.

    Voted against the guest worker program
    as well as comprehensive immigration
    reform.

    Supports the the President Trump’s
    border wall.

    As Attorney General, Sessions has
    promised a crackdown on immigration
    and threatened to defund sanctuary
    cities.

  • Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA)

    Argued in favor of using fund to
    increase border security.

    Opposes amnesty to immigrants and
    voted in favor of requiring medical
    facilities to report undocumented
    immigrants to the authorities.

    Opposes the funding of sanctuary cities
    and has supported President Trump’s
    travel ban.

  • President Donald Trump

    Signed an executive order placing a
    travel ban on six Muslim-majority nations.

    Rescinded the DAPA program.

    Called for taxpayers to fund his promised
    US-Mexico border wall.

    Supported legislation that would halve
    the number of legal immigrants accepted
    into the United States.