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May 7, 2020 In The News
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything from how most Americans work and shop to how they socialize – even if they can be in the same room… Rep. Greg Stanton, D-Phoenix, one of the lawmakers on the letter, said the pandemic shows “literally just how essential our DACA recipients are in this effort to fight the virus.”
April 22, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Greg Stanton issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s executive order blocking green cards from being issued to individuals legally immigrating to the United States.
February 13, 2020 In The News
On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Greg Stanton, D-Phoenix, shared Nedifo Halane’s story during a House Judiciary Committee hearing considering a proposal to repeal the Trump administration’s travel restrictions that critics call the “Muslim ban.”
November 22, 2019 Press Release
The House Judiciary Committee yesterday advanced the bipartisan Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019. Rep. Greg Stanton voted in favor of the bill, which would streamline an important foreign workforce program and provide a pathway for Arizona’s agriculture workers to earn legal status.
November 21, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON – A House committee gave preliminary approval Thursday to a bill that would add 20,000 farmworker visas and let some workers apply for permanent legal residency, despite Republican concerns that it could open the door to more illegal immigration.

The 18-12 vote Thursday by the House Judiciary Committee split on party lines that reflected four hours of debate, stretched over two days, on the Farm Workforce Modernization Act.

November 11, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON – Arizonan Yazmin Irazoqui-Ruiz can’t be in Washington when the Supreme Court considers whether the Trump administration can end DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that has allowed her to stay in this country and go to medical school.

But Irazoqui-Ruiz will still have a presence in the courtroom Tuesday – as one of the model “citizens” who have been cited in dozens of court briefs that argue for keeping DACA.

September 4, 2019 In The News
Among the 127 Pentagon projects scheduled to lose funding this year for Trump’s border construction push is a planned ground transport equipment building at Fort Huachuca. The Army base near Sierra Vista will lose $30 million that was budgeted for that project in fiscal 2019.
August 15, 2019 In The News
U.S. Rep. Greg Stanton was in Yuma Thursday where he toured the Yuma Border Patrol migrant facility and met with area leaders to talk about the economy.
August 15, 2019 In The News
United States Representative Greg Stanton and State House Minority Leader Charlene Fernandez will be visiting the San Luis Port of Entry commercial facility on Thursday.
August 1, 2019 In The News
More than 30 members of Congress on Thursday sent a letter to Acting U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Matthew Albence about the treatment of transgender detainees in their custody.

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