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

Sep 14, 2017 Press Release

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

 

Sep 5, 2017 Press Release

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Jan 26, 2017 Press Release

 

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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:

Jan 19, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee released the following statement today in response to the announcement by the U.S. Supreme Court that it will review a challenge to the Obama Administration’s executive actions on immigration:

Dec 23, 2014 Editorial

Dear Friends:

As the year 2014 comes to an end, I thought it might be helpful to provide you a brief summary of some of the many activities that I have been engaged in this year on behalf of the constituents of the 18th Congressional District of Texas. I am pleased to report that, working together, we have achieved a number of successes that have made, and are making, a positive difference in the lives of  all persons residing in the congressional district in the following areas:

Protecting Medicare and Social Security.

Jul 29, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a Senior Member of the House Homeland Security Committee, released the following statement after some House conservatives called for a vote this week on a resolution declaring that President Obama already has ‘the necessary tools at his disposal’ to address the flood of undocumented minors arriving from Central America:

Jun 27, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a Senior Member of the House Homeland Security and Judiciary Committees, marked the one-year anniversary of the United States Senate passing bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) by calling on House Republicans to stop blocking the legislation from coming up for a vote: 

Jun 26, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a Senior Member of the House Homeland Security Committee and Ranking Member of the Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee and Founder and Co-Chair of the House Children’s Caucus, released the following statement after introducing the ‘Justice for Children Now Act of 2014’: