Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

Representing the 18th District of TEXAS

Immigration

Congresswoman Jackson Lee is one of the most outspoken proponents of comprehensive immigration reform in the Congress. She strongly believes that only a comprehensive approach to solving the current immigration crisis in the U.S. will produce results. While a strong supporter of securing our borders, she considers essential the need for bringing close to 12 million illegal immigrants out of the shadows of society through earned access to legalization. She also believes that unity of families is an essential American value and should be one of the fundamentals of immigration reform, along with increasing the diversity of immigration from parts of the world that have been historically underrepresented such as the Caribbean, Africa or treated unequally such as Haiti. 
    
Congresswoman Jackson Lee has a long record of intervention to advance humanitarian causes in the immigration context, from preventing the breakup of individual families as a result of a wrongful deportation, to ensuring that victims of civil wars and national disasters around the globe receive a temporary protected status under the U.S. immigration Laws. She has authored several bills about immigration including the H.R. 750, the "Save America Comprehensive Immigration Act", which sets forth a comprehensive and humane solution to immigration reform. Congresswoman Jackson Lee has also consistently advocated better protection for American workers and employers within the immigration context.

More on Immigration

Jun 20, 2018 Press Release

For Immediate Release                                  Contact: Robin Chand

June 20, 2018                                                (202) 225–3816

Press Statement

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and House Democrats Stand with Families and Support Legislation to Prevent the Separation of Parents and Children at the Border

 

Jun 15, 2018 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                      Contact: Robin K. Chand

April 3, 2018                                                   202-225-3816

 

Press Statement

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Demands Congressional Investigations Following the President’s Decision to Deploy the National Guard to the U.S. - Mexico Border

 

Jun 15, 2018 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                         Contact: Robin Chand

March 27, 2018                                                   202-225-3816

 

Press Statement

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Demands that the Congress Act to Protect DREAMERS and Ignore the President’s Shameful and Despicable Tweets

 

Jun 15, 2018 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                              Contact: Robin K. Chand

March 27, 2018                                                        202-225-3816

 

Press Statement

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Urges the United States Department of Commerce to Reverse its Decision to ask about Citizenship on the 2020 National Census

May 7, 2018 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                              Contact: Robin K. Chand

May 4, 2018                                                                           202-225-3816

Press Statement

Sep 14, 2017 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                           Contact: Rucks Russell

September 14, 2017                                                                                           202-225-3816

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Offers Motion to Recommit to Protect Dreamers and Stop Funding For the Border Wall

 

Sep 5, 2017 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                       Contact: Rucks Russell 

September 5, 2017                                                                                              202-225-3816

 

 

Jan 26, 2017 Press Release

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                    Contact: Glenn Rushing

January 25, 2017                                                                                                       202-225-3816

PRESS STATEMENT

 

Apr 18, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a senior Member of the House Judiciary Committee and its Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, released the following statement today after the United States Supreme Court heard oral argument in United States, et al. v. Texas, et al., No. 15–674, a case brought by the State of Texas challenging the constitutional validity of President Obama executive actions on immigration:

Feb 10, 2016 Press Release

February 9, 2016

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a Senior Member of the House Homeland Security and House Judiciary Committees, released the following statement after the President released is final budget today: