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  • Beyer Statement On Trump Decision To End Protected Status For 57,000 Hondurans
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Rep. Don Beyer today issued the following statement on the announcement by the Trump Administration that it would eliminate protections for thousands of Hondurans living in the United States: “Casting out Hondurans from our communities will inflict needless suffering on thousands of TPS-holders and their families without helping anyone,” said Rep. Beyer. “These are our friends, neighbors, and coworkers, and this decision will hurt Northern Virginia. Donald Trump’s sustained attacks on immigrants... Read more

  • Democrats Ask Sessions About Whistleblower Allegations That DOJ Is Blocking Immigration Judges Based on Prohibited Political Considerations
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Oversight of the Administration

    Today, Reps. Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Joaquin Castro (D-TX), and Don Beyer (D-VA) sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions seeking information about allegations that the Executive Office for Immigration Review and the Department of Justice are engaging in illegal political discrimination when hiring immigration judges and members of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). “We are writing to express our grave concern regarding allegations we have received from whist... Read more

  • Beyer Statement on the Trump Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Healthcare, Equality, Climate Change and the Environment, Economy, Immigration, Transportation, Education, Oversight of the Administration

    “President Trump’s budget presents a dystopian vision of the United States. We would see massive, promise-breaking cuts to Medicaid and Medicare, as well as to nutrition programs for the poor. And we would see this while giving the wealthiest Americans huge tax cuts. This budget proposes that we cripple the EPA, give up on the promise of clean air and clean water, and sell out public lands and treasured natural spaces like the Chesapeake Bay to benefit polluters and fossil fuel companies. It cal... Read more

  • Beyer Welcomes Jessica Chilin-Hernández, Salvadoran TPS-Holder, To State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Oversight of the Administration

    Rep. Don Beyer will attend Donald Trump’s Address to the Joint Session of Congress on the State of the Union this evening accompanied by guest Jessica Chilin-Hernández, a Northern Virginian originally born in El Salvador who holds Temporary Protected Status (TPS). The Trump Administration announced that it would end TPS protections for over 200,000 Salvadorans earlier this month. “Jessica Chilin-Hernández is a smart young woman who has worked hard to become a thriving member of our community,” s... Read more

  • Serrano, Espaillat, Bonamici, Beyer, Lee Demand IG Investigation Into ICE/CBP Policies and Actions at Sensitive Locations
    Posted in Press Releases on January 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Serrano, Espaillat, Bonamici, Beyer, Lee Demand IG Investigation Into ICE/CBP Policies and Actions at Sensitive Locations Response to October Letter Revealed Serious Gaps in Accountability and Oversight Washington, DC –Today, Representatives José E. Serrano (D-NY), Adriano Espaillat (D-NY), Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Don Beyer (D-VA), and Barbara Lee (D-CA) called for an Department of Homeland Security Inspector General investigation into Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and B... Read more

  • Beyer Statement On Trump’s Decision To End Temporary Protected Status For 200,000 Salvadorans
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Oversight of the Administration

    Rep. Don Beyer today issued the following statement on the Trump Administration’s announcement that it would end protections for an estimated 200,000 Salvadorans in the United States, in place since 2001: “Donald Trump’s open hostility to immigrants runs against the values and history of this country,” said Rep. Beyer. “His xenophobic policies are already hurting our standing in the world, and implementation of these policies will do significant damage to our economy, and worst of all to the tho... Read more

  • Beyer Statement on Latest Trump “Travel Ban”
    Posted in Press Releases on September 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Oversight of the Administration

    Rep. Don Beyer issued the following statement today on the latest iteration of the Trump Administration’s “travel ban:” “Donald Trump cannot camouflage his Muslim Ban by adding new countries to it. Its discriminatory roots are still plainly visible. This policy is an attempt to use racial and anti-religious animus to divide people for political ends. As with previous bans, the Administration provides no evidence that they enhance public safety. Meanwhile, the ban continues to stigmatize millions... Read more

  • Beyer Leads House Opposition To Anti-Immigrant Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Rep. Don Beyer today offered the Democratic motion to recommit for H.R. 3697, a Republican bill which would make it easier to deport people suspected of connections to gangs without conviction or legal due process. Beyer expressed his agreement that MS-13 is a menace which needs to be combatted, but said this bill is deeply flawed. Beyer noted both potential constitutional issues, as well as concerns expressed by religious organizations that its overly-broad language could pave the way for ICE t... Read more

  • Beyer Statement on the Future of DACA
    Posted in Press Releases on September 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Oversight of the Administration

    Rep. Don Beyer released this statement today following the Trump Administration’s announcement that it would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in six months. “President Trump’s decision to end DACA and begin deporting our Dreamers betrays nearly one million young people who grew up with this country as their own and made so many contributions to it,” said Rep. Beyer. “This act of malice will tear apart hundreds of thousands of American families and inflict serious eco... Read more

  • Beyer Statement on Trump Administration’s Decision To End DAPA Program
    Posted in Press Releases on June 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Oversight of the Administration

    Rep. Don Beyer issued the following statement today in response to the Trump Administration’s rescission of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program: “Last night, following the tragic events in Alexandria, members of both parties gathered at the Congressional Baseball Game to put partisanship aside with a celebration of friendship and unity. Before the game had even finished, the Trump Administration shattered this spirit of good feelings by anno... Read more