Congressman Juan Vargas

Representing the 51st District of California


Latest News

Sep 21, 2017 Press Release

San Diego, CA (September 20, 2017)—Today, Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) hosted an Immigration Forum at the First United Methodist Church in El Centro. At the forum, constituents were able to speak with Rep. Vargas and hear directly from experts on immigration.

Sep 18, 2017 Press Release

San Diego, CA—(September 18, 2017) Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) and Rep. Darrell Issa (CA-49) introduced the Tijuana River Valley Comprehensive Protection and Rehabilitation Act of 2017 (H.R. 3795).

Sep 5, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. (September 5, 2017)Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) released this statement following President Trump's decision to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

Jul 10, 2017 Press Release

San Diego, CA (July 10, 2017)— Today, Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) hosted an Immigration Forum at the Sherman Heights Community Center in San Diego. At the forum, constituents were able to speak with Rep. Vargas and hear directly from experts on immigration and veterans’ issues.

Jun 3, 2017 Press Release

San Diego, CA (June 3, 2017)— On Saturday, June 3, seven members of Congress visited the Deported Veterans Support House in Tijuana, Mexico to meet with veterans who have been deported from the United States. During the visit, Reps.

May 26, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. (May 26, 2017)—Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51) reintroduced a bill package that will prevent veterans from being deported and help veterans that have been deported get access to the medical service they deserve.

May 5, 2017 Press Release

San Diego, CA (May 5, 2017)—Today, Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) will announce the CA-51 winners of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition in a reception with students and parents in Chula Vista.

May 4, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. (May 4, 2017)— Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51) released this statement after House Republicans passed Trumpcare  in the House of Representatives:

Apr 25, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC (April 25, 2017)—Today, Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51) will introduce the Donald J. Trump Wealth Tax Act of 2017, a tax plan proposed by Donald Trump in 1999 to impose a net worth tax of 14.25 percent on all individuals and trusts with a net worth of $10,000,000 or more in an effort to significantly reduce the national debt.

Apr 14, 2017 Press Release

San Diego, CA (April 14, 2017)—Today, Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) toured the areas affected by the recent sewage spill into the Tijuana River. Rep.



In The News

Feb 4, 2016 In The News

Rep. Juan Vargas will be on the dais at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday morning as President Obama addresses what has become a must-attend event for many politicians.

Sep 18, 2015 In The News

Last year, for the first time in more than 2,000 years, there was no church service in Mosul after a radical Sunni Islamist terrorist group known as the Islamic State expanded its control into northwest Iraq. Christians living in their historic homeland in the Nineveh Plains were warned to either convert to Islam, pay a cumbersome tax or be executed.

Sep 14, 2015 In The News

When Rep. Juan C. Vargas attends Pope Francis’ address to Congress next week, it won’t be his first time in the pontiff’s presence.

Aug 4, 2015 In The News

After a long day fighting over the Confederate battle flag, it is unclear where the issue might flare up next for the House of Representatives.

Mar 28, 2015 In The News

Two San Diego area congressmen are among the sponsors of a bill to rescue members of religious minorities threatened with violence by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria - possibly helping them join the large Middle Eastern immigrant community in eastern San Diego County.

Mar 27, 2015 In The News

San Diego’s Mark Arabo, a spokesman for the Iraqi Chaldean Christian community in America, is working to gather congressional support for HR 1568, the Protecting Religious Minorities Persecuted by ISIS Act.

Mar 25, 2015 In The News

Seventy years ago, as World War II came to a close, America took the lead in addressing the most urgent challenge of the conflict’s aftermath: finding homes and livelihoods for tens of millions of refugees and internally displaced persons.

Jan 26, 2014 In The News

Cross-border advocates got a major wish fulfilled last week when the San Ysidro Port of Entry renovation and expansion project officially received $226 million in federal funding.

Jan 22, 2014 In The News

The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, along with congressional leaders from both sides of the aisle, came together on Dec. 23, 2013 to ask for one thing for Christmas: full funding for the next phase of the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry Renovation and Expansion Project in the fiscal year 2014 budget.

Jan 17, 2014 In The News

Earlier this week, a project to improve the San Ysidro Port of Entry got a $200 million-plus boost, thanks to a new spending bill passed by Congress.