Reps. Gomez, Crow, Jayapal, and Ruiz Lead Colleagues in Calling on Biden Administration to End Private Immigration Detention Centers

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Reps. Jimmy Gomez (CA-34), Jason Crow (CO-06), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), and Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) called on the Biden Administration to end contracts with private immigration detention centers. In a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary David Pekoske, the lawmakers, joined by 71 of their colleagues, applauded the steps President Biden took...

Reps. Gomez, Castro and Over 90 Colleagues Urge Biden Administration to Extend ACA Benefits to DACA Recipients

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34), Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) and 92 House Members sent a letter to President Biden and the Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services urging them to expand ACA benefits to DACA recipients. Specifically, the letter asks HHS to repeal it’s rule excluding DACA recipients from the definition of lawfully present, a definition that DACA...

Reps. Gomez, Jayapal, Ocasio-Cortez Demand Trump Administration Halt Deportations of Victims of Medical Malpractice by ICE Doctor

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LOS ANGELES – Today, Representatives Jimmy Gomez (CA-34), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) joined Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) in leading a push to demand the Trump administration halt any and all plans to deport the dozens of women who have come forward to report unnecessary and non-consensual medical procedures while detained at Irwin Co...

Congressman Gomez Requests FBI Investigation Into Former Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen

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Los Angeles – Today, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) sent a letter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) requesting an investigation into former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen for perjury to Congress. A new report released by the DHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) indicates that Secretary Nielsen lied to the House Judiciary Committee in December 2018 abo...

Congressman Jimmy Gomez on Supreme Court DACA Ruling

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Los Angeles – Today, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling to block President Donald Trump from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California: “Today’s ruling represents a victory for our nation and the young DACA recipients who know ...

Congressman Jimmy Gomez and House Democrats Propose $10 Billion for Vulnerable Families

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Washington, D.C. — Today, Reps. Jimmy Gomez (CA-34), Judy Chu (CA-27), Linda Sanchez (CA-38), and Rep. Danny Davis (IL-07) introduced the Social Services Pandemic Disaster Relief Act. The bill would provide $10 billion for essential emergency assistance to vulnerable children, families, and individuals, including those who may not be receiving other assistance during the pandemic. The funding woul...

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