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Jul 8, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. (July 7, 2020) – Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51), released the following statement after sending a letter addressed to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Chad Wolf concerning Kumeyaay land affected by border wall construction.

Jul 1, 2020 Press Release
H.R. 2 Invest in America Act Passed the House Today

Washington, D.C. (July 1, 2020) – Rep. Vargas’ (CA-51) California New River Restoration Act of 2020 was included as an amendment to H.R. 2 Invest in America Act, which passed the House today. The legislation will implement projects, plans, and initiatives for the restoration and protection of the New River in Imperial County.

 

Jun 18, 2020 Press Release
The 5-4 ruling allows DREAMers to continue renewing their DACA status and have temporary protection from deportation

Washington, D.C. (June 18, 2020) – Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling which protects the DACA program from ending. Specifically, the Supreme Court ruled that the means in which the Trump administration ended DACA was illegal under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA).

Jun 12, 2020 Press Release

San Diego, CA. (June 12, 2020) –Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) became a proud cosponsor of Justice in Policing Act of 2020, led by the Congressional Black Caucus, which aims to end police brutality in the United States.  

Jun 9, 2020 Press Release
‘As an internal matter, HUD decided to exclude DACA recipients from FHA loans’ ‘HUD also failed to disclose and misrepresented to Congress that a change in policy had occurred in Congressional hearings, letter responses, and briefings to Congressional staff’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), a senior member of the Senate Banking Committee and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development, along with U.S.

Jun 2, 2020 Press Release

San Diego, CA (June 2, 2020) – Today, Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) released the following statement expressing support of those peacefully marching in honor of George Floyd and many other Black individuals who have been killed.

 

May 29, 2020 Press Release

Imperial County, CA (May 29, 2020) – Today, Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) released the following statement after the NAD Bank’s Board, which includes government officials from both sides of the border, approved an infrastructure project in Mexicali, Baja California with a total investment of $6.8 million. 

May 15, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. (May 14, 2020) –Rep. Vargas (CA-51) introduced a bill that allows the president to exercise authorities of the Defense Production Act (DPA) to expedite the production, acquisition, and distribution of goods and materials needed to address the Coronavirus pandemic.

May 15, 2020 Press Release
​ The letter demands that ICE release all nonviolent detainees giving priority to those medically at-risk

Washington, D.C. (May 14, 2020) – Rep.

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