Immigration

Representative Houlahan Issues Statement On Passage Of The Farm Workforce Modernization Act

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) voted to pass H.R. 5038, The Farm Workforce Modernization Act. This legislation would stabilize the agricultural sector so our farmers’ labor needs are met. Representative Houlahan issue the following statement upon passage: “The passage of the Farm Workforce Modernization Act is a step in the right direction for employment-based visa ref... Read more »

Houlahan, Casey Press ICE on Berks Residential Center, Condemn Family Detention

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) and Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) are calling on U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement (ICE) to provide more information on the Berks County Residential Center. The letter follows a visit to the center, concerning reports of migrant families being denied access to medical care, mental health services, adequate sleep and information about the... Read more »

Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan holds town hall in Reading, addresses immigration, guns and infrastructure

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U.S. Rep Chrissy Houlahan speaks at town hall meeting that drew about 80 people to the Goggleworks Center for the Arts in Reading on Sunday afternoon. It lasted an hour, addressing infrastructure, education, immigration, and climate change. Originally published in the Reading Eagle Written by Dan Kelly READING, PA — There are a lot of frustrating things involved in the daily life of a freshman le... Read more »

20 Democratic members of Congress travel to McAllen one day after VP Pence

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Originally posted in Valley Central A group of 20 members of Congress are currently in the Rio Grande Valley touring immigration facilities less than one day after Vice President Mike Pence and a congressional delegation traveled to McAllen. On Saturday morning, a press conference led by Congressman Jackie Speier (D-California) spoke about the conditions they have seen thus far. The delegation inc... Read more »

Representative Houlahan Protects Our Dreamers and Co-Sponsors Dream and Promise Act of 2019

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06) joined fellow Members of Congress to introduce H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act of 2019. This bill protects from deportation and provides legal permanent residence for people in the United States under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA or “Dreamers”) and the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure ... Read more »

Rep. Houlahan and House Freshmen Introduce “Shutdown To End All Shutdowns (SEAS) Act”

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In a press conference today, Reps. Elissa Slotkin (MI-08), Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06), Dean Phillips (MN-03) and Colin Allred (TX-32) led a group of more than 20 freshman lawmakers in introducing the Shutdown to End All Shutdowns (SEAS) Act, a bill aimed at protecting federal employees from being used as pawns in future political negotiations by transferring the financial hardship of shutdowns to th... Read more »

Daily Local News - Guest column: A bipartisan approach to border security and ending the shutdown

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Originally published in the Daily Local News By Rep. Chrissy Houlahan It has been 14 days since I was sworn into Congress on behalf of the citizens of Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional District. It is the honor and privilege of my lifetime. Unfortunately, I join dozens of other freshmen from across the nation entering our first days in office into a partial government shutdown. Nearly one quarter o... Read more »