Immigration

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March 12, 2021 Press Release
Rep. Greg Stanton will co-chair the New Democrat Coalition’s Immigration Task Force and, in that role, will push for common-sense, modern immigration reform that will create a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants with deep ties to this country and strengthen Arizona’s economy.
October 16, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Greg Stanton led members of the Arizona Congressional delegation in a letter to the Office of Management and Budget calling for a 30-day extension of the comment period for a proposed U.S. Department of Homeland Security rule that would impact Arizona’s higher education institutions. The comment period is scheduled to close Oct. 26. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema and Reps. Ann Kirkpatrick, Ruben Gallego and Tom O’Halleran also signed onto the letter.
July 28, 2020 In The News
“Arizona benefits in so many ways from a strong relationship with Mexico — inviting our Mexican neighbors to explore and invest more across our entire state will strengthen those ties,” said Arizona U.S. Representative Greg Stanton, a key sponsor of the bill who has long advocated for the legislation including as the former mayor of Phoenix.
July 15, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Greg Stanton’s Southwest Tourism Expansion Act moved a significant step closer to becoming law today as it advanced as part of the House’s Fiscal Year 2021 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations bill. Stanton’s bill would create a pilot program to allow certain visitors from Mexico who already have permission to enter the United States to travel throughout the state of Arizona.
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.

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