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June 15, 2021

Rep. Kirkpatrick Statement on the 9th Anniversary of DACA

(Tucson, AZ) Rep. Kirkpatrick released the following statement to mark the ninth anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative, established by President Obama on June 15, 2012: “Today we celebrate the resilience and hope of immigrant youth who fought for and won the DACA program and continue to protect it from Republican…

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June 11, 2021

Rep. Kirkpatrick Responds to Governor Ducey’s Request for Out of State Law Enforcement at the Border

(TUCSON AZ) — Today, the Office of Rep. Kirkpatrick responds to Governor Ducey and Texas Governor Abbot’s joint letter to the 48 other state governors requesting additional law enforcement staff and resources to patrol the Texas and Arizona borders with Mexico. “First, it is unclear what this plan is. Second, me and my office have…

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April 22, 2021

Rep. Kirkpatrick Votes to Outlaw Discriminatory Religious Travel Bans, Protect Due Process Rights at Ports of Entry

Washington, DC – Yesterday, Rep. Kirkpatrick voted to pass H.R. 1333, the NO BAN Act, and H.R. 1573, the Access to Counsel Act of 2021.  Together, this landmark legislation would prevent future presidents from issuing travel bans that discriminate based on religion, such as the previous Administration’s Muslim Ban, while protecting certain due process protections…

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April 9, 2021

The Office of Rep. Kirkpatrick Meets With Migrants, Advocates in Series of Border Trips

(Tucson, AZ) — Over the past week, Rep. Kirkpatrick and her staff traveled to the border to meet with migrant advocates, migrants, small business owners, and local government officials.  On Thursday, the group visited sister cities Douglas, Arizona and Agua Prieta, Sonora, where they met with local business owners to discuss how they have fared…

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March 18, 2021

Rep. Kirkpatrick Introduces the American Dream Employment Act of 2021

Would Allow DACA, TPS, & DED Beneficiaries to work in Congress  WASHINGTON — Today, Representative Kirkpatrick introduced the American Dream Employment Act of 2021. Under current law, paid employment in the House and Senate is limited to individuals who are U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents in the process of naturalizing. As a result, DREAMers —…

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March 3, 2021

Reps. Kirkpatrick, Grijalva Urge DHS Secretary To Involve Border Communities in Border Wall Recoup

(TUCSON, AZ) — Today, Rep. Kirkpatrick and Rep. Grijalva (AZ-03) sent a letter to President Biden and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas urging them to consult and involve border communities in discussions about the future of the border wall. They were joined by Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51), Rep. Mike Levin (CA-49), Rep. Filemon…

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July 7, 2020

ICYMI: Rep. Kirkpatrick Joins Colleagues Urging Trump Administration to Promptly Release Families Together

House Democrats and Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Denounce the Trump Administration’s Latest Immigration Policies WASHINGTON — Today, Rep. Kirkpatrick joined the list of eighty House Democrats and Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) led by Chairman Joaquin Castro demanding the Trump administration safely and swiftly release all parents and children that are in…

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May 30, 2020

Rep. Kirkpatrick, Colleagues Send Letter to ICE Regarding Migrant Detention Facilities and Treatment During COVID-19 Pandemic

Includes Letter From Detainees About Inhumane Conditions at La Palma (Tucson, AZ) – Rep. Kirkpatrick, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (MS), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security and Arizona Reps. Grijalva, Gallego, and Stanton sent a letter to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Deputy Director, Matthew T. Albence raising deep concerns about the conditions…

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December 12, 2019

Rep. Kirkpatrick and Rep. Grijalva Send Letter to DHS

Washington D.C. – Rep. Kirkpatrick and Rep. Grijalva sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Wolf demanding answers on the “Remain in Mexico” policy expansion to the Tucson sector. In November 2019, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it would be expanding the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), also known as the…

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November 22, 2019

Rep. Kirkpatrick Responds to Reports of “Remain in Mexico” Policy Expanding to Tucson Region

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Kirkpatrick responded to reports that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will be implementing the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) in the Tucson region. The initial roll out of the MPP policy, known as “Remain in Mexico,” did not include Custom and Border Patrol (CBP) Tucson sector. According to the Washington Post, officials estimate DHS…

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