Immigration

Beyer On No Ban Act: Muslim Ban “Is Not Just Evil, It is Stupid”

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July 22, 2020 (Washington, D.C.) – The House of Representatives today passed the No Ban Act, legislation to overturn President Trump’s executive order banning persons from certain countries from traveling or immigrating to the United States. Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), a co-lead on the bill who introduced legislation to stop Trump’s Muslim Ban after witnessing chaos and turmoil at Dulles Airport create... Read more »

Beyer Statement On Supreme Court DACA Ruling

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today hailed the Supreme Court’s ruling in Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California, which invalidated the Trump Administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on the grounds that it was “arbitrary and capricious” and therefore in violation of the Administrative Procedure Act. “Dreamers are American... Read more »

Congressional Leaders Condemn White Nationalist Stephen Miller, Call for Immediate Removal From Role As White House Senior Advisor

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Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, introduced a resolution condemning the presence of white nationalist Stephen Miller in the White House and called for his immediate resignation from office. The resolution outlines how Miller has consistently followed and advocated for racist and white supremacist ideology in our nation. As Senior Advisor to ... Read more »

On anniversary of Trump’s Muslim ban, Coons, Chu, faith and civil rights leaders call for passage of NO BAN Act

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Three years after President Trump’s Muslim ban first separated thousands of families, U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) and U.S. Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-Calif.) today brought together Members of Congress, faith and civil rights leaders, and individuals directly impacted by the ban to call for passage of the NO BAN Act, legislation that would end the President’s Muslim ban and prevent another bas... Read more »

Dover Post: Coons, Chu, faith and civil rights leaders call for passage of NO BAN Act

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Coons, Chu, faith and civil rights leaders call for passage of NO BAN Act By Delaware News Desk - 01/27/2020 Three years after President Donald Trump’s Muslim ban first separated thousands of families, Sen. Chris Coons, D-Delaware, and Rep. Judy Chu, D-California, brought together on Jan. 27 members of Congress, faith and civil rights leaders, and individuals directly impacted by the ban to call f... Read more »

‘Clearly, he did not take part in our curriculum’: Historians bash Ken Cuccinelli’s revised Statue of Liberty poem

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Washington Post | Annie Polland had an immediate thought after she heard Ken Cuccinelli’s revision of the famous poem inscribed on the Statue of Liberty on Tuesday: Her sixth-grade students seemed to understand Emma Lazarus’s “The New Colossus” better than the head of the nation’s legal immigration system did. “Clearly, he did not take part in our curriculum,” said Polland, the executive director ... Read more »

Beyer, House Democrats Demand Accountability For Agents Who Posted Racist, Misogynist Messages On CBP Facebook Groups

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U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA) and 23 Representatives today sent a letter to Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Kevin McAleenan seeking details to ensure Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents who posted racist, misogynist, and anti-immigrant messages and images in two Facebook groups will be held accountable. They wrote: “We are deeply disturbed by the recent... Read more »

Pence blames Democrats for detention facility conditions owned by his administration

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Think Progress | Vice President Mike Pence visited a Border Patrol detention facility in Texas on Friday evening. The image of him in a blazer, blithely looking through a chain-link fence at hundreds of people, forced to stand in an overcrowded, confined space with no room to lie down, is destined to be one of the seminal representations of the Trump administration’s treatment of migrants coming t... Read more »

Pence’s Detention Center Visit Exposes Depths of Trump Administration’s Cruelty

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Rolling Stone | Vice President Mike Pence, accompanied by Republican senators including Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC), visited two detention facilities near the U.S.-Mexico border where migrants were being held on Friday. Pence visited one center in Donna, Tex. where men were being held in addition to a McAllen facility where children were detained. ... But Trump and Pence are the ones ensuring the s... Read more »

House Passes Beyer Amendment To Require Increased Reporting On Unaccompanied Children From Federal Agencies

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The House today adopted Rep. Don Beyer’s (D-VA) amendment to require increased reporting from federal agencies on the location and basic details of unaccompanied children in their care. Under Beyer’s amendment, the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) would be required to share a monthly census by facility of unaccompanied minors by age cohort and gender with Congressional Committees of jurisdicti... Read more »