Congresswoman Diana DeGette

Representing the First District of Colorado
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Immigration

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Jun 24, 2018 Press Release

Denver – U.S.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement has overstepped its authority and must be reined in, Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO) said today after meeting with people who sought refuge in the United States only to be arrested and jailed at the ICE Denver Contract Detention Facility in Aurora, including one whose family was separated upon arrest and was still awaiting word on reunification.

Jun 23, 2018 Press Release

McAllen, Texas – Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip, today followed the path of refugees coming into the United States via its southwestern border, visited a “tender care” facility for very young children arriving undocumented in this country, and considered how the scenes she observed and the data she had gathered will inform related policy upon her return to Washington once she has touched base with immigration rights advocates and other constituents in Denver on Sunday.

Sep 5, 2017 Press Release

Denver – Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip, said President Donald J. Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program should not spell the end of DACA protections, especially if Congress gets immediately to work on legislation that would offer a possible path to citizenship for the people affected.

Sep 1, 2017 Press Release

Denver – In response to House Speaker Paul Ryan’s statement that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is something Congress has to engage in rather than the President simply ending it, Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip said, “What are we waiting for?”

Jul 28, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip, is an original cosponsor of the American Hope Act introduced today, which would let DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) beneficiaries and other immigrant youth apply for conditional permanent resident status, providing a pathway to citizenship. The bill will also improve college affordability for undocumented youth and other immigrants by repealing rules that limit their access to in-state tuition and other college benefits.

Jun 16, 2017 Press Release

Denver - Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip, today expressed dismay at the announcement that President Donald J. Trump has squelched the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) initiative, extinguishing the hopes of people in Colorado and across the country that they might be protected from deportation and instead have a path to citizenship.

May 12, 2017 Press Release

Denver, CO – Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip, today hailed the decision by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials to grant stays of removal for immigrant rights’ activist Jeanette Vizguerra and long-time Denver resident Arturo Hernandez Garcia, both of whom had sought refuge in a church in her district, and she urged a more stable solution for people in their position.

Apr 20, 2017 Press Release

Denver, CO – Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO) said she hopes the naming of Jeanette Vizguerra, currently sheltering in a church in DeGette’s district to avoid deportation, to the 2017 TIME 100 would not only bring greater recognition to the immigrant rights leader’s achievements, but also help resolve her status and lead to a path whereby Vizguerra can remain in the United States legally.

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.