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Effort to Address DACA Youth Kicked into 2018

Washington D.C. – With a last ditch effort to pass the DREAM Act this year with hundreds of immigrant youth protesting in the halls of Congress, both the House of Representatives and the Senate have voted to kick the issue down the line to 2018.

With an initial vote of 231-188 in the House of Representatives and a vote of 66-32 Senate, the continuing resolution will fund the Federal government up until January 19, 2018. There was a dramatic about face by both Senator Schumer and Senator Feinstein who ended up voting “no” on the resolution after actions were held in both their district and Washington D.C. offices. Senator Kamala Harris voted “NO” as well. The House of Representatives will vote once again on the Continuing Resolution after passing in the Senate.

The fight for the DREAM Act will continue into next year and we can expect that immigrant youth and their allies will intensify their efforts as the January 19th deadline draws closer in the new year.

Below is a list of how California House and Senate Members voted

Senators who voted “NO” on the Continuing Resolution:

  • Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA)
  • Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)

House Members who voted “NO” on the initial Continuing Resolution:

  • Aguilar, Pete (D-CA-31)
  • Barragan, Nanette (D-CA-44)
  • Bass, Karen (D-CA-37)
  • Bera, Ami (D-CA-7)
  • Brownley, Julia (D-CA-26)
  • Carbajal, Salud (D-CA-24)
  • Cardenas, Tony (D-CA-29)
  • Chu, Judy (D-CA-27)
  • Correa, Luis (D-CA-46)
  • Davis, Susan (D-CA-53)
  • Denham, Jeff (D-CA-10) *
  • DeSaulnier, Mark (D-CA-11)
  • Eshoo, Anna (D-CA-18)
  • Garamendi, John (D-CA-3)
  • Gomez, Jimmy (D-CA-34)
  • Huffman, Jared (D-CA-2)
  • Hunter, Duncan (R-CA-50)
  • Khanna, Ro (D-CA-17)
  • Lee, Barbara (D-CA-13)
  • Lieu, Ted (D-CA-33)
  • Lofgren, Zoe (D-CA-19)
  • Lowenthal, Alan (D-CA-47)
  • Matsui, Doris (D-CA-6)
  • McNerney, Jerry (D-CA-9)
  • Panetta, Jimmy (D-CA-20)
  • Pelosi, Nancy (D-CA-12)
  • Peters, Scott (D-CA-52)
  • Roybal-Allard, Lucille (D-CA-40)
  • Sanchez, Linda (D-CA-38)
  • Schiff, Adam (D-CA-28)
  • Sherman Brad (D-CA-30)
  • Speier, Jackie (D-CA-14)
  • Swalwell, Eric (D-CA-15)
  • Takano, Mark (D-CA-41)
  • Thompson, Mike (D-CA-5)
  • Torres, Norma (D-CA-35)
  • Valadao, David (D-CA-21) *
  • Vargas, Juan (D-CA-51)
  • Waters, Maxine (D-CA-43)

 House Members who voted “YES” to the initial Continuing Resolution:

  • Ruiz, Raul (D-CA-36)
  • Costa, Jim (D-CA-16)
  • Calvert, Ken (R-CA-42)
  • Cook, Paul (R-CA-8)
  • Issa, Darrell, (R-CA-50)
  • Knight, Steve (R-CA-25)
  • LaMalfa, Doug (R-CA-1)
  • McCarthy, Kevin (R-CA-23)
  • McClintock, Tom (R-CA-4)
  • Nunes, Devin (R-CA-22)
  • Rohrabacher, Dana (R-CA-48)
  • Royce, Ed (R-CA-39)
  • Walters, Mimi (R-CA-45)

House Members who did not vote on the initial Continuing Resolution:

  • Napolitano, Grace (D-CA-32)

A Collection of Actions Organized to Pass the DREAM Act

California – Across California, the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA) and the CHIRLA Action Fund have organized actions to fight for a clean DREAM Act. After months of organizing lobby visits, press conferences and sit-ins, immigrant youth and their allies have been relentless in fighting for an end of year solution to the end of the DACA program.

Below is a list of actions taken to date to pass a clean DREAM Act this year:

DECEMBER 2017

  • #Fast4Dream – On December 6th, in an effort to press Congress to pass the DREAM Act before year’s end, the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA) and the California Dream Network (CDN) announced thirteen undocumented immigrant youth will begin a three-day fast. The fasters  set up camp in front of the federal building in downtown Los Angeles to express the urgency of passing the DREAM Act.  California’s Republican Congressional delegation, led by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, has refused to take action to protect nearly a million DACA recipients who risk deportation. Twelve of the thirteen Core Fasters are DACA recipients representing communities throughout California.  The nine women and four men represent the dreams and aspirations of immigrants throughout history. These young people are students, breadwinners, members of faith communities, tutors, homecare workers, mathematicians, soccer players, Marvel comics fans, environmentalists, and a future firefighter, geriatrics specialist, and neurosurgeon.
  • Caravan for the Dream –  On December 6th, as part of the National Day of Action for the DREAM Act, a caravan made its way across California and made stops at Representatives Paul Cook, Steve Knight, Devin Nunes, David Valadao and Ed Royce’s district offices. Rallies were held at these stops with a the caravan ending at Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s Bakersfield Office where tens of thousands of postcards were delivered and a vigil for the DREAM Act was held.
  • Washington D.C. Delegation – A delegation of DACA Youth and CHIRLA members went to Washington D.C. to all on members of congress to pass a clean DREAM Act from December 5 to December 7.
  • LGBT Press Conference – On Monday, December 4, 2018, CHIRLA and the California Dream Network in coordination with the LA LGBT Center, OC LGBT Center, Latino Equality Alliance, Equality California, and the UCLA Labor Center organized a press conference highlighting LGBTQ DACA recipients to urge Congress for a vote on a clean DREAM Act.

OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2017

  • Actions/Protests – CHIRLA and the California Dream Network participated in 1 protest at Rep. Mimi Walters’ District Office on November 9th, 2017 with students from U.C. Irvine. Along with SEIU-USWW, the Korean Resource Center and other allies, the takeover was covered by numerous news outlets. The action resulted in one arrest.
  • Lobby Visits51 lobby visits in District and Washington D.C. with both California and non Californian Representatives
  • Patch Through Calls for a clean DREAM Act (California)– From November 13 – November 27, 2017, CHIRLA patched through 507 voters to the offices of California GOP House Members urging them to support a Clean Dream Act bill.
    • Rep. David Valadao (CA-21) – 78 Yes to DREAM Act Calls
    • Rep. Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) – 74 Yes to DREAM Act Calls
    • Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (CA-48) – 57 Yes to DREAM Act Calls
    • Rep. Mimi Walters (CA-45) – 60 Yes to DREAM Act Calls
    • Rep. Ed Royce (CA-39) – 51 Yes to DREAM Act Calls
    • Rep. Jeff Denham (CA-10) – 102 Yes to DREAM Act Calls
    • Rep. Devin Nunes (CA-22) – 85 Yes to DREAM Act Calls
  • Patch Through Calls for a clean DREAM Act (Out of State) – From November 13 – November 27, 2017, CHIRLA patched through 1,189 voters to the office of GOP Senators and House Members urging them to support a Clean Dream Act bill.
    • Senator Marco Rubio (FL) – 95 Yes to DREAM Act Calls
    • Senator Cory Gardner (CO) – 127 Yes to DREAM Act Calls
    • Senator Dean Heller (NV) – 101 Yes to DREAM Act Calls
    • Senator Orrin Hatch (UT) – 191 Yes to DREAM Act Calls
    • Rep. Mike Coffman (CO-6) – 59 Yes to DREAM Act Calls
    • Rep. Martha McSally (AZ-2) – 83 Yes to DREAM Act Calls
    • Rep. Dianne Daguette (CO-1) – 69 Yes to DREAM Act Calls
    • Rep. John Culberson (TX-7) – 77 Yes to DREAM Act Calls
    • Rep. Will Hurd (TX-23) – 51 Yes to DREAM Act Calls
    • Rep. Sam Johnson (TX-3) – 4 Yes to DREAM Act Calls
    • Rep. Donald Bacon (NE-2) – 68 Yes to DREAM Act Calls
    • Rep. Mario Diaz Balart (FL-25) – 64 Yes to DREAM Act Calls
    • Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) – 67 Yes to DREAM Act Calls
    • Rep. Dave Reichert (WA-8) – 41 Yes to DREAM Act Calls
    • Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-5) – 5 Yes to DREAM Act Calls
    • Rep. Steven Pearce (NM-2) – 87 Yes to DREAM Act Calls
  • Rallies – CHIRLA organize 5 rallies on November 9th to coincide with the National Day of Action in Washington D.C. These events took place in the districts of Representatives David Valadeo, Paul Cook, Steve Knight, Mimi Walters, and Ed Royce,
  • Retreat – CHIRLA organized 1 retreat for the California Dream Network in which 144 DACA recipients and their allies strategized to organize themselves for a final push for the DREAM Act in December.
  • Resolutions – On November 8th, 2017, CHIRLA helped to pass a resolution in the City of Palmdale to support a clean DREAM Act Bill. This resolution was delivered to Rep. Steve Knight’s Palmdale Office the following day. On November 13th, CHIRLA helped to pass a resolution in the City of Sanger, located in Congressional District 25th.
  • Roundtables – CHIRLA held 2 roundtables with supportive Congressional representatives and Chambers of Commerce. One was held on October 18th with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Judy Chu, Rep. Lucille Roybal Allard, and Rep. Jimmy Gomez. A second Roundtable was held between CHIRLA California Dream Network youth and Rep. Linda Sanchez at Cal State Fullerton on October 19, 2017.
  • Summit – CHIRLA organized 1 summit in which x number of undocumented community members and representatives from the California Dream Network committed to fight a clean Dream Act this year.
  • Washington D.C. Visit4 delegations to Washington D.C. with DACA youth to engage their local Congressional Representatives. Also, CHIRLA staff has maintained constant presence in Washington D.C.

SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2017

  • Actions/Protests – CHIRLA and the California Dream Network held 1 protest sit in at Rep. Ed Royce’s Brea Office on October 25, 2017 with students from Mt. San Antonio College, Cal State Fullerton, Rio Hondo Community College and the United Food and Commercial Workers.
  • Business Engagement – CHIRLA has organized 3 public events and 2 business roundtables with the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce and Rep. Nanette Barragan and Rep. Jimmy Gomez, as well as the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Los Angeles County Business Federation (BizFed), and the Carson Chamber of Commerce.
  • Forums4 forums focused on passing the DREAM Act with Rio Hondo College, Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce and the California Dream Network. As well as the “Buena Park Goes to College” event where Rep. Ed Royce was scheduled to speak–he cancelled at the last minute due to the presence of California Dream Network students.
  • Lobby Visits33 lobby visits in District and Washington D.C. to the offices of Rep. Ed Royce, Rep. Steve Knight, Rep. Devin Nunes, Rep. Jeff Denham, Rep. Valadao, and Rep. Paul Cook.
  • Postcards (Field) – Through our community education, legal services, organizing and online mobilizing, we are asking all Californians including small businesses and faith communities to sign a pledge card urging their Member of Congress and Leader Rep. McCarthy to support a clean Dream Act bill.  2,865 postcards were delivered to Rep. Knight’s Santa Clarita and Palmdale Offices, 1,136 to Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, 819 to Rep. Valadao, 682 to Rep. Ed Royce’s office in Brea, 500 to Rep. Paul Cook’s District Office in Hesperia, 301 to Rep. Nunes Office, 200 to Rep. Jeff Denham, 100 were delivered to Rep. Mimi Walters’ District office, and 36 to Rep. Issa during the October 23-25th  actions.  6,459 total postcards from the field have been collected and delivered to date.
  • Postcards (Phone) 26,767 postcards were collected from across the state through our phone banking efforts to support a clean DREAM Act. On October 23, 2017, CHIRLA attempted to deliver these postcards and subsequently taped them onto the windows of Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s District Office in Bakersfield on after his staff closed the doors on CHIRLA.
  • Patch Through Calls to Save DACA – By reaching out to high-propensity Latino voters and our 2016 CHIRLA voters, we were able to patch through, 1,970 calls by voters to the White House and Leadership urging them to Defend DACA.
  • Patch Through Calls for a clean DREAM Act – Since the day DACA was rescinded, we have patched through 3,094 voters to the office of California GOP Members of Congress urging them to support a Clean Dream Act bill.
    • Rep. Steve Knight (CA-25) – 659 Yes to DREAM Act Calls
    • Rep. Ed Royce (CA-39) – 90 Yes to DREAM Act Calls
    • Rep. Mimi Walters (CA-45) – 419 Yes to DREAM Act Calls
    • Rep. Rep. Darrell Issa CA-49) – 782 Yes to DREAM Act Calls
    • Rep. Paul Cook (CA8) – 198 Yes to DREAM Act Calls
  • Rallies1 rally with Senator Kamala Harris at UC Irvine with over 200 participants in collaboration with the Korean Resource Center.
  • Religious Engagement – In collaboration with Matthew 25, we have engaged Evangelical churches through 6 DREAM Act Prayer Week events at St. Luke’s Presbyterian and Fuller Seminary. In addition, there have been 2 faith delegations of clergy who have visited Rep. Ed Royce’s Brea Office through efforts organized in collaboration with Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice and Matthew 25.
  • Roundtables – CHIRLA held 2 roundtables with supportive Congressional representatives and Chambers of Commerce. One was held on October 18th with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Judy Chu, Rep. Lucille Roybal Allard, and Rep. Jimmy Gomez. A second Roundtable was held between CHIRLA California Dream Network youth and Rep. Linda Sanchez at Cal State Fullerton on October 19, 2017.
  • Voter Engagement – Over the last month, our 20 full time phone bankers have identified 29,204 low-propensity, Latino voters across the state that support a clean Dream Act. A total of, 34,089 voters and community members have taken action and signed a postcard to their representative.
  • Washington D.C. Visit1 visit to Washington D.C. with 10 DACA youth to engage their local congressional representative and call upon them to cosponsor and vote in favor of the DREAM Act. CHIRLA staff has maintained constant presence in Washington D.C. to engage Democrat and Republican Members of Congress.

 

Rep. McCarthy needs to act to pass a clean DREAM Act

Bakersfield, CA – As the year starts to come to an end, there are still some pressing matters in Congress that need to be addressed. For the immigrant youth of our country, the most important and pressing issue is whether or not a clean DREAM Act bill will be passed by the House, Senate and signed by the President this year.

What stands in the way, despite the support of 34 Republicans in the House of Representatives for a solution to the end of DACA , is their very own leadership. Among them, is California’s House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. After delaying a vote on the DREAM Act for months, Rep. Kevin McCarthy is getting pressure to act and move a vote forward or face a government shut down. With 218 votes needed in the House to continue funding the federal government and 60 in the Senate, the Democrats have leverage on their side to pass the DREAM Act.

If the House does not act to move a clean DREAM Act forward, then the repercussions may possibly be felt in the 2018 June primary and Midterm elections. With over 223,000 DACA recipients in California alone, will the Majority Leader put party over his own state?  Each Congressional District in California has a significant number of DACA recipients within its boundaries with hundreds of millions to be lost in GDP according to a recent study by USC Dornsife.

With so much at stake for immigrant youth this Holiday Season, time is literally winding down for a legislative solution. Each passing day, 122 immigrant youth lose their DACA work permit and protection from deportation. By March 6th, that number explodes to 1,400 per day. For this and many other basic values of human decency, we can’t wait.

DREAM Act Discharge Petition at 195 Supporters

Washington D.C. – As the deadline for the DACA program renewal comes to an end this week on October 5th, there is an effort to move the DREAM Act forward through a discharge petition to address the uncertainty that these youth will face when the program comes to an end in March 2018. With 195 signatures, the Discharge Petition (H.Res 508) introduced by Rep. Michelle Lujan-Grisham to advance the DREAM Act of 2017 in the House of Representatives still needs 23 Republicans to sign on to get a vote.

Below is a list of California’s Congressional Representatives who have signed on to the Discharge Petition to date. All California Democrats have signed the Discharge Petition. Not one Republican has signed the Discharge Petition to date.

California Representatives who have signed the Discharge Petition:

  • Aguilar, Pete (D-CA-31)
  • Barragan, Nanette (D-CA-44)
  • Bass, Karen (D-CA-37)
  • Bera, Ami (D-CA-7)
  • Brownley, Julia (D-CA-26)
  • Carbajal, Salud (D-CA-24)
  • Cardenas, Tony (D-CA-29)
  • Chu, Judy (D-CA-27)
  • Correa, Luis (D-CA-46)
  • Costa, Jim (D-CA-16)
  • Davis, Susan (D-CA-53)
  • DeSaulnier, Mark (D-CA-11)
  • Eshoo, Anna (D-CA-18)
  • Garamendi, John (D-CA-3)
  • Gomez, Jimmy (D-CA-34)
  • Huffman, Jared (D-CA-2)
  • Khanna, Ro (D-CA-17)
  • Lee, Barbara (D-CA-13)
  • Lieu, Ted (D-CA-33)
  • Lofgren, Zoe (D-CA-19)
  • Lowenthal, Alan (D-CA-47)
  • Matsui, Doris (D-CA-6)
  • McNerney, Jerry (D-CA-9)
  • Napolitano, Grace (D-CA-32)
  • Panetta, Jimmy (D-CA-20)
  • Pelosi, Nancy (D-CA-12)
  • Peters, Scott (D-CA-52)
  • Roybal-Allard, Lucille (D-CA-40)
  • Ruiz, Raul (D-CA-36)
  • Sanchez, Linda (D-CA-38)
  • Schiff, Adam (D-CA-28)
  • Sherman Brad (D-CA-30)
  • Speier, Jackie (D-CA-14)
  • Swalwell, Eric (D-CA-15)
  • Takano, Mark (D-CA-41)
  • Thompson, Mike (D-CA-5)
  • Torres, Norma (D-CA-35)
  • Vargas, Juan (D-CA-51)
  • Waters, Maxine (D-CA-43)

California Representatives who have not signed the Discharge Petition:

  • Calvert, Ken (R-CA-42)
  • Cook, Paul (R-CA-8)
  • Denham, Jeff (R-CA-10)
  • Hunter, Duncan (R-CA-50)
  • Issa, Darrell, (R-CA-50)
  • Knight, Steve (R-CA-25)
  • LaMalfa, Doug (R-CA-1)
  • McCarthy, Kevin (R-CA-23)
  • McClintock, Tom (R-CA-4)
  • Nunes, Devin (R-CA-22)
  • Rohrabacher, Dana (R-CA-48)
  • Royce, Ed (R-CA-39)
  • Valadao, David (R-CA-21)
  • Walters, Mimi (R-CA-45)

Push to Pass a Clean DREAM Act as DACA Gets Rescinded

Washington D.C. – After multiple rallies, marches and public outrage across the country over the President’s decision to end DACA, the Senate and House Democrats are making a push towards passing their respective DREAM Act legislation.

Mounting concern over what will happen to the 800,000 DACA recipients when their work permits begin to expire has reignited the immigrant rights movement and the youth directly impacted by the threat of potential deportation.

The essential difference between other legislative efforts and the DREAM Act, is that for DACA recipients the DREAM Act has a real path to citizenship. It would put an end to the constant renewal process and uncertainty about the program’s future. Below is a list of California co-sponsors for each respective DREAM Act in the House and Senate. Worth noting, is the absence of all Republicans in the state of California, the state with over 223,000 DACA recipients.

HOUSE BILL 3440 “DREAM Act of 2017”

  • Aguilar, Pete (CA-31)
  • Barragan, Nanette (CA-44)
  • Bass, Karen (CA-37)
  • Bera, Ami (CA-7)
  • Brownley, Julia (CA-26)
  • Carbajal, Salud (CA-24)
  • Cardenas, Tony (CA-29)
  • Chu, Judy (CA-27)
  • Correa, Luis (CA-46)
  • Costa, Jim (CA-16)
  • Davis, Susan (CA-53)
  • Denham, Jeff (CA-10) *
  • DeSaulnier, Mark (CA-11)
  • Eshoo, Anna (CA-18)
  • Garamendi, John (CA-3)
  • Gomez, Jimmy (CA-34)
  • Huffman, Jared (CA-2)
  • Khanna, Ro (CA-17)
  • Lee, Barbara (CA-13)
  • Lieu, Ted (CA-33)
  • Lofgren, Zoe (CA-19)
  • Lowenthal, Alan (CA-47)
  • Matsui, Doris (CA-6)
  • McNerney, Jerry (CA-9)
  • Napolitano, Grace (CA-32)
  • Panetta, Jimmy (CA-20)
  • Pelosi, Nancy (CA-12) – Supporter, House Minority Leader
  • Peters, Scott (CA-52)
  • Roybal-Allard, Lucille (CA-40) – Introduced DREAM Act
  • Ruiz, Raul (CA-36)
  • Sanchez, Linda (CA-38)
  • Schiff, Adam (CA-28)
  • Sherman Brad (CA-30)
  • Speier, Jackie (CA-14)
  • Swalwell, Eric (CA-15)
  • Takano, Mark (CA-41)
  • Thompson, Mike (CA-5)
  • Torres, Norma (CA-35)
  • Valadao, David (CA-21) *
  • Vargas, Juan (CA-51)
  • Waters, Maxine (CA-43)

* LA Times Reporting as of 1:06 p.m. September 13, 2017 – Central Valley Republicans Join Democrats to Sponsor DREAM Act

Missing Republicans:

  • Calvert, Ken (CA-42)
  • Cook, Paul (CA-8)
  • Hunter, Duncan (CA-50)
  • Issa, Darrell, (CA-50)
  • Knight, Steve (CA-25)
  • LaMalfa, Doug (CA-1)
  • McCarthy, Kevin (CA-23)
  • McClintock, Tom (CA-4)
  • Nunes, Devin (CA-22)
  • Rohrabacher, Dana (CA-48)
  • Royce, Ed (CA-39)
  • Walters, Mimi (CA-45)

SENATE BILL 1516 “DREAM Act of 2017” 

  • Feinstein, Dianne (D-CA)
  • Harris, Kamala (D-CA)

Source: www.congress.gov

Who’s On Board the Minibus?

Washington D.C. – After a stunning defeat on an attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Senate Leader Mitch McConnell is trying to fast track yet another item on the agenda in what is now being referred to as a “minibus”. This is a portion of the overall federal budget, and what normally goes through regular order has gotten maneuvered for a vote sometime this week in the Senate through Rule 14. But what is the “minibus” and what is in it? Why does it have to move so fast?

The “minibus” that passed the House last week provided $789 billion dollars for funding to the Pentagon, veterans benefits, nuclear programs and also budgeted $1.6 Billion for a costly and ineffective border wall.  Make America Secure Appropriations Act, H.R. 3219 (115), passed on a nearly party line vote by a margin of 235-192 in the House. The addition of the $1.6 billion for the border wall may have complicated things as it heads to the Senate.

The big question is whether the Senate will reach the 60 votes needed to pass H.R. 3219 before the end of the week. Which Senators will be willing to jump on board the “minibus”? As it stands it is not very likely to move forward given the fact that there may not be enough votes to get it done before the Senate recess and will be taken up in September.

To see how your California Member of Congress voted, see below:

VOTED YES:

  • Calvert, Ken (CA-42)
  • Cook, Paul (CA-8)
  • Denham, Jeff (CA-10)
  • Hunter, Duncan (CA-50)
  • Issa, Darrell, (CA-50)
  • Knight, Steve (CA-25)
  • LaMalfa, Doug (CA-1)
  • McCarthy, Kevin (CA-23)
  • McClintock, Tom (CA-4)
  • Nunes, Devin (CA-22)
  • Rohrabacher, Dana (CA-48)
  • Royce, Ed (CA-39)
  • Valadao, David (CA-21)
  • Walters, Mimi (CA-45)

VOTED NO:

  • Aguilar, Pete (CA-31)
  • Barragan, Nanette (CA-44)
  • Bass, Karen (CA-37)
  • Bera, Ami (CA-7)
  • Brownley, Julia (CA-26)
  • Carbajal, Salud (CA-24)
  • Cardenas, Tony (CA-29)
  • Chu, Judy (CA-27)
  • Correa, Luis (CA-46)
  • Costa, Jim (CA-16)
  • Davis, Susan (CA-53)
  • DeSaulnier, Mark (CA-11)
  • Eshoo, Anna (CA-18)
  • Garamendi, John (CA-3)
  • Huffman, Jared (CA-2)
  • Khanna, Ro (CA-17)
  • Lee, Barbara (CA-13)
  • Lieu, Ted (CA-33)
  • Lofgren, Zoe (CA-19)
  • Lowenthal, Alan (CA-47)
  • Matsui, Doris (CA-6)
  • McNerney, Jerry (CA-9)
  • Panetta, Jimmy (CA-20)
  • Pelosi, Nancy (CA-12)
  • Peters, Scott (CA-52)
  • Roybal-Allard, Lucille (CA-40)
  • Ruiz, Raul (CA-36)
  • Sanchez, Linda (CA-38)
  • Schiff, Adam (CA-28)
  • Rep. Brad Sherman (CA-30)
  • Speier, Jackie (CA-14)
  • Swalwell, Eric (CA-15)
  • Takano, Mark (CA-41)
  • Thompson, Mike (CA-5)
  • Torres, Norma (CA-35)
  • Vargas, Juan (CA-51)
  • Waters, Maxine (CA-43)

NO VOTE:

  • Grace Napolitano, Grace (CA-32)

Keeping Track: Anti-Immigrant Bill Vote Tracker

Washington D.C. — With critical votes coming up soon on some pretty blatant anti-immigrant bills, we felt it necessary to make sure we kept track of our California Delegation and their votes. Below you will find how our Members of Congress cast their votes. To see your Member of Congress’ vote, click on a bill below.

H.R. 2581 – “Verify First Act” 

H.R. 2581 would prohibit advance payments of premium tax credits to individuals  under current law and the AHCA,   unless the Secretary of the Treasury receives confirmation that the individual is a citizen or a national of the United States, or is lawfully present in the United States by way of a social security number.

Status: House of Representatives on June 13, 2017 . 231 Republicans and 7 Democrats voted “Aye”. 183 Democrats and 1 Republican voted “No”. 5 Republicans and 3 Democrats had “No Vote”.  Currently pending Senate Vote.

H.R. 3003 – “No Sanctuary for Criminals Act”

H.R. 3003 clarifies U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer authority – the tool used by federal immigration enforcement officers to request to hold immigrants at local jails – by established statutory probable cause standards to issue detainers. In addition, the bill withholds certain federal grants from jurisdictions that prohibit their officers from cooperating with ICE. Jurisdictions that comply with detainers are protected from being sued and victims of certain crimes are allowed to sue jurisdictions that refuse to comply and subsequently release criminal aliens onto the streets. Finally, the underlying bill includes Sarah and Grant’s Law, which ensures unlawful immigrants convicted of drunk driving or are arrested for other dangerous crimes are detained during their removal proceedings.

Status: House of Representatives on June 29, 2017 . 225 Republicans and 3 Democrats voted “Aye”. 188 Democrats and 7 Republicans voted “No”. 8 Republicans and 2 Democrats had “No Vote”.  Currently pending Senate Vote.

H.R. 3004 – “Kate’s Law”

H.R. 3004 would place mandatory enhanced punishment to immigrant offenders who re-enter into the United States.

Status: House of Representatives on June 29, 2017 . 233 Republicans and 24 Democrats voted “Aye”. 166 Democrats and 1 Republican voted “No”. 6 Republicans and 3 Democrats had “No Vote”.  Currently pending Senate Vote.

 

Keeping Track: H.R. 3004 “Kate’s Law”

H.R. 3004 – Kate’s Law

H.R. 3004 would place mandatory enhanced punishment to immigrant offenders who re-enter into the United States.

Status: House of Representatives on June 29, 2017 . 233 Republicans and 24 Democrats voted “Aye”. 166 Democrats and 1 Republican voted “No”. 6 Republicans and 3 Democrats had “No Vote”.  Currently pending Senate Vote.

  • Aye: 257
  • No: 167
  • No Vote: 9

Sponsor: Bob Goodlatte [R] (VA-6)

Text: H.R. 3004 – Kate’s Law

VOTED YES:

  • Calvert, Ken [R] (CA-42)
  • Cook, Paul [R] (CA-8)
  • Denham, Jeff [R] (CA-10)
  • Hunter, Duncan [R] (CA-50)
  • Issa, Darrell, [R] (CA-50)
  • Knight, Steve [R] (CA-25)
  • LaMalfa, Doug [R] (CA-1)
  • McCarthy, Kevin [R] (CA-23)
  • McClintock, Tom [R] (CA-4)
  • Rohrabacher, Dana [R] (CA-48)
  • Royce, Ed [R] (CA-39)
  • Speier, Jackie [D] (CA-14)
  • Swalwell, Eric [D] (CA-15)
  • Valadao, David [R] (CA-21)
  • Walters, Mimi [R] (CA-45)

VOTED NO:

  • Aguilar, Pete [D] (CA-31)
  • Barragan, Nanette [D] (CA-44)
  • Bass, Karen [D] (CA-37)
  • Bera, Ami [D] (CA-7)
  • Brownley, Julia [D] (CA-26)
  • Carbajal, Salud [D] (CA-24)
  • Cardenas, Tony [D] (CA-29)
  • Chu, Judy [D] (CA-27)
  • Correa, Luis [D] (CA-46)
  • Costa, Jim [D] (CA-16)
  • Davis, Susan [D] (CA-53)
  • DeSaulnier, Mark [D] (CA-11)
  • Eshoo, Anna [D] (CA-18)
  • Garamendi, John [D] (CA-3)
  • Huffman, Jared [D] (CA-2)
  • Khanna, Ro [D] (CA-17)
  • Lee, Barbara [D] (CA-13)
  • Lieu, Ted [D] (CA-33)
  • Lofgren, Zoe [D] (CA-19)
  • Lowenthal, Alan [D] (CA-47)
  • Matsui, Doris [D] (CA-6)
  • McNerney, Jerry [D] (CA-9)
  • Panetta, Jimmy [D] (CA-20)
  • Pelosi, Nancy [D] (CA-12)
  • Peters, Scott [D] (CA-52)
  • Roybal-Allard, Lucille (CA-40)
  • Ruiz, Raul [D] (CA-36)
  • Sanchez, Linda [D] (CA-38)
  • Schiff, Adam [D] (CA-28)
  • Takano, Mark [D] (CA-41)
  • Thompson, Mike [D] (CA-5)
  • Torres, Norma [D] (CA-35)
  • Vargas, Juan [D] (CA-51)
  • Waters, Maxine [D] (CA-43)

NO VOTE:

  • Napolitano, Grace [D] (CA-32)
  • Nunes, Devin [R] (CA-22)

Source: “H.R. 3004 — 115th Congress: Kate’s Law.” www.GovTrack.us. 2017. June 29, 2017 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr3004

Keeping Track: H.R. 3003 “No Sanctuary Bill”

H.R. 3003 – No Sanctuary for Criminals Act

H.R. 3003 clarifies U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer authority – the tool used by federal immigration enforcement officers to request to hold immigrants at local jails – by established statutory probable cause standards to issue detainers. In addition, the bill withholds certain federal grants from jurisdictions that prohibit their officers from cooperating with ICE. Jurisdictions that comply with detainers are protected from being sued and victims of certain crimes are allowed to sue jurisdictions that refuse to comply and subsequently release criminal aliens onto the streets. Finally, the underlying bill includes Sarah and Grant’s Law, which ensures unlawful immigrants convicted of drunk driving or are arrested for other dangerous crimes are detained during their removal proceedings.

Status: House of Representatives on June 29, 2017 . 225 Republicans and 3 Democrats voted “Aye”. 188 Democrats and 7 Republicans voted “No”. 8 Republicans and 2 Democrats had “No Vote”.  Currently pending Senate Vote.

  • Aye: 228
  • No: 195
  • No Vote: 10

Sponsor: Bob Goodlatte (VA-6)

Text: H.R. 3003 No Sanctuary for Criminals Act

VOTED YES:

  • Calvert, Ken (CA-42)
  • Cook, Paul (CA-8)
  • Denham, Jeff (CA-10)
  • Hunter, Duncan (CA-50)
  • Issa, Darrell, (CA-50)
  • Knight, Steve (CA-25)
  • LaMalfa, Doug (CA-1)
  • McCarthy, Kevin (CA-23)
  • McClintock, Tom (CA-4)
  • Rohrabacher, Dana (CA-48)
  • Royce, Ed (CA-39)
  • Valadao, David (CA-21)
  • Walters, Mimi (CA-45)

VOTED NO:

  • Aguilar, Pete (CA-31)
  • Barragan, Nanette (CA-44)
  • Bass, Karen (CA-37)
  • Bera, Ami (CA-7)
  • Brownley, Julia (CA-26)
  • Carbajal, Salud (CA-24)
  • Cardenas, Tony (CA-29)
  • Chu, Judy (CA-27)
  • Correa, Luis (CA-46)
  • Costa, Jim (CA-16)
  • Davis, Susan (CA-53)
  • DeSaulnier, Mark (CA-11)
  • Eshoo, Anna (CA-18)
  • Garamendi, John (CA-3)
  • Huffman, Jared (CA-2)
  • Khanna, Ro (CA-17)
  • Lee, Barbara (CA-13)
  • Lieu, Ted (CA-33)
  • Lofgren, Zoe (CA-19)
  • Lowenthal, Alan (CA-47)
  • Matsui, Doris (CA-6)
  • McNerney, Jerry (CA-9)
  • Panetta, Jimmy (CA-20)
  • Pelosi, Nancy (CA-12)
  • Peters, Scott (CA-52)
  • Roybal-Allard, Lucille (CA-40)
  • Ruiz, Raul (CA-36)
  • Sanchez, Linda (CA-38)
  • Schiff, Adam (CA-28)
  • Rep. Brad Sherman (CA-30)
  • Speier, Jackie (CA-14)
  • Swalwell, Eric (CA-15)
  • Takano, Mark (CA-41)
  • Thompson, Mike (CA-5)
  • Torres, Norma (CA-35)
  • Vargas, Juan (CA-51)
  • Waters, Maxine (CA-43)

NO VOTE:

  • Grace Napolitano, Grace (CA-32)
  • Nunes, Devin (CA-22)

Keeping Track: HR 2581 “Verify First Act”

H.R. 2581 – Verify First Act 

H.R. 2581 would prohibit advance payments of premium tax credits to individuals  under current law and the AHCA,   unless the Secretary of the Treasury receives confirmation that the individual is a citizen or a national of the United States, or is lawfully present in the United States by way of a social security number.

Status: House of Representatives on June 13, 2017 . 231 Republicans and 7 Democrats voted “Aye”. 183 Democrats and 1 Republican voted “No”. 5 Republicans and 3 Democrats had “No Vote”.  Currently pending Senate Vote.

  • Aye: 238
  • No: 184
  • No Vote: 8

Sponsor: Lou Barletta (PA-11)

Text: H.R. 2581 Verify First Act

VOTED YES:

  • Calvert, Ken (CA-42)
  • Cook, Paul (CA-8)
  • Denham, Jeff (CA-10)
  • Hunter, Duncan (CA-50)
  • Issa, Darrell, (CA-50)
  • Knight, Steve (CA-25)
  • LaMalfa, Doug (CA-1)
  • McCarthy, Kevin (CA-23)
  • McClintock, Tom (CA-4)
  • Nunes, Devin (CA-22)
  • Rohrabacher, Dana (CA-48)
  • Royce, Ed (CA-39)
  • Valadao, David (CA-21)
  • Walters, Mimi (CA-45)

VOTED NO:

  • Aguilar, Pete (CA-31)
  • Barragan, Nanette (CA-44)
  • Bass, Karen (CA-37)
  • Bera, Ami (CA-7)
  • Brownley, Julia (CA-26)
  • Carbajal, Salud (CA-24)
  • Cardenas, Tony (CA-29)
  • Chu, Judy (CA-27)
  • Correa, Luis (CA-46)
  • Costa, Jim (CA-16)
  • Davis, Susan (CA-53)
  • DeSaulnier, Mark (CA-11)
  • Eshoo, Anna (CA-18)
  • Garamendi, John (CA-3)
  • Huffman, Jared (CA-2)
  • Khanna, Ro (CA-17)
  • Lee, Barbara (CA-13)
  • Lieu, Ted (CA-33)
  • Lofgren, Zoe (CA-19)
  • Lowenthal, Alan (CA-47)
  • Matsui, Doris (CA-6)
  • McNerney, Jerry (CA-9)
  • Panetta, Jimmy (CA-20)
  • Pelosi, Nancy (CA-12)
  • Peters, Scott (CA-52)
  • Roybal-Allard, Lucille (CA-40)
  • Ruiz, Raul (CA-36)
  • Sanchez, Linda (CA-38)
  • Schiff, Adam (CA-28)
  • Speier, Jackie (CA-14)
  • Swalwell, Eric (CA-15)
  • Takano, Mark (CA-41)
  • Thompson, Mike (CA-5)
  • Torres, Norma (CA-35)
  • Vargas, Juan (CA-51)
  • Waters, Maxine (CA-43)

NO VOTE:

  • Rep. Grace Napolitano (CA-32)
  • Rep. Brad Sherman (CA-30)