Immigration

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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 ... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »