Congresswoman Diana DeGette

Representing the First District of Colorado
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Feb 15, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Immigrants’ rights activist Jeanette Vizguerra should not have to face the threat of deportation, Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO) said today. Vizguerra took shelter last night in a church in DeGette’s district.

Jun 23, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DCCongresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO) expressed disappointment in today’s Supreme Court ruling in the case of United States vs Texas. The decision blocks the implementation of Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and the expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), programs that would provide a path to citizenship for certain undocumented residents in the United States.

Dec 4, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Diana DeGette (CO-01) joined 184 House Democrats and 34 Senate Democrats to file an amicus brief last night in support of the petition for certiorari to the Supreme Court seeking review of the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling, which blocked the Secretary of Homeland Security from implementing the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program and expanding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Nov 20, 2015 In The News

U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette said the vetting process to keep terrorists from infiltrating Syrian refugees coming to the United States is stringent and adequate.

"As it stands today, America has strict screening processes for refugees coming in," the Democrat from Denver said Friday morning near the foot of statue of former Colorado Gov. Ralph Carr, who was the lone politician who opposed Japanese internment during World War II.

Jun 24, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON- U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (CO-01) offered strong support for Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson’s decision to limit the detainment of mothers and children involved in deportation proceedings in jail-like facilities and called for an end to family detention altogether.

May 27, 2015 Press Release

DeGette Calls on Obama Administration to End Family Detention

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette called on Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to end the Obama Administration’s policy of detaining mothers and children involved in deportation proceedings in jail-like facilities. Rep. DeGette and 135 of her colleagues raised issues ranging from excessive confinement, delays in due process, developmental problems for children, and serious medical concerns in a letter to Secretary Johnson.

Apr 7, 2015 In The News

Colorado’s three Democratic members of Congress joined 178 of their colleagues in signing onto a court brief defending President Obama’s executive actions on immigration announced last November.  The president’s orders would have halted deportations of immigrants without documentation who were brought here as children or who are parents of U.S. citizen-family members, but the orders were suspended in February after Texas federal Judge Andrew Hanen ruled in favor of a lawsuit brought by Republican officials in 26 states. 

Apr 7, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette along with Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn, Democratic Caucus Chair Xavier Becerra, Democratic Caucus Vice-Chair Joseph Crowley, Congressman John Conyers, Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren and other House Democrats filed an Amicus Brief in support of the Obama Administration’s appeal in the Fifth Circuit case of Texas v. United States.  

Mar 3, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (CO-01) issued the following statement after the House passed a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the remainder of the fiscal year:

Feb 25, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC —Today, Representatives Diana DeGette (CO-01), Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), and Jared Polis (CO-02) made the following statement calling for an immediate vote in the House on a clean bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS):