Immigration

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes to Protect Afghan Partners and Expedite SIV Process

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted in support of H.R. 3985, the Averting Loss of Life and Injury by Expediting SIVs (ALLIES) Act, a bill designed to protect our country’s Afghan partners and expedite the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) process as the U.S. withdraws from Afghanistan. Congresswoman Fletcher is a co-sponsor of this bipartisan legislation, which passed the House of...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes to Pass American Dream and Promise Act

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oday, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted in support of H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act of 2021. This legislation secures protections and establishes a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers (individuals who came to the United States when they were young) and for certain individuals who were eligible for or held Temporary Protected Status (TPS) or Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) ...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes to Condemn Abuses at ICE Detention Center

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Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted in support of H.Res.1153, a resolution condemning medical practices at the Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, that may have resulted in forced, medically unnecessary hysterectomies and gynecological procedures without the informed consent of the women. Congresswoman Fletcher was a co-sponsor of H.Res. 1153, which passed the House of...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Statement on ICE Whistleblower Complaint

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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), released the following statement in response to the Project South letter containing allegations from a whistleblower as well as detainees at the Irwin Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Detention Center detailing severe abuses, including an alarmingly high number of hysterectomies, a lack of medical care, and an absence of adequate protection against C...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Supports Bill To Improve Conditions in Migrant Facilities on the Border

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(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) supported the passage of H.R. 3239, the Humanitarian Standard for Individuals in CBP Custody Act. Fletcher is a co-sponsor of the legislation, introduced by Rep. Raul Ruiz (CA-36). H.R. 3239 improves conditions in Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) facilities where migrants are held after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. It includes requirement...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes To Protect Texas’ Venezuelan Community

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(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted in favor of H.R. 549, the Venezuela TPS Act of 2019, which permits Venezuelans to qualify for temporary protected status (TPS). The bill passed the House of Representatives with bipartisan support 272 to 158. The TPS program was established in 1990 for nationals in the United States from countries affected by violence or natural disast...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Statement on the President’s Remarks Against Members of Congress

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(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) issued the following statement regarding remarks made by President Trump about members of Congress on Twitter yesterday and at the White House today: “Yesterday, the President of the United States made comments on Twitter urging some of my colleagues in Congress to ‘go back [to the] places from which they came.’ Today, he repeated those comm...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Statement on Announced ICE Raids

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(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) issued the following statement regarding reports of President Donald Trump’s plan to deploy Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers to conduct raids in cities across the United States this weekend, including Houston: “Public safety is the first responsibility of government. We must ensure that keeping the public safe is effective ...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Statement on the Situation on the Border

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(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) issued the following statement on the humanitarian situation at the U.S.–Mexico border: “I have the privilege of representing the residents of Houston and Harris County, one of the most diverse communities in the United States. As a community, we welcome newcomers from around the country and around the world. In fact, Harris County resettles...

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Statement on the President’s Proposal to Close the U.S. – Mexico Border

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(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) released the following statement concerning President Trump’s proposal to close the United States – Mexico border: “Closing the United States-Mexico border is not a solution — it is a problem,” said Rep. Fletcher. “In Texas alone, trade with Mexico represents an estimated $180 billion each year—and more than a third of Texas’ exports. And it...