More on Immigration
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Norma J. Torres (CA-35) and Grace Meng (NY-06) introduced the Reduce Financial Barriers to Immigration and Citizenship Act. The legislation facilitates and promotes naturalization for more than nine million citizenship-eligible immigrants.
WASHINGTON- Representatives Norma J. Torres (CA-35) and Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) today announced the relaunch of the Congressional New American Caucus for the 117th Congress.
Founded in February 2017, the Congressional New Americans Caucus is comprised of first-generation immigrants and provides a forum to educate all Members of Congress about issues related to New Americans and public service.
Rep. Torres who is the sole Central American currently serving in Congress, founded the Caucus along with her former co-chair, Rep. Ros Lehtinen.
POMONA – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35), today visited the Pomona Fairplex Emergency Intake Site (EIS) with the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Xavier Becerra.
Rep. Torres and Sec. Becerra met with Cherokee Federal and the Department of Health and Homeland Security at the site. Some of the amenities Rep. Torres and Sec. Becerra visited include: the intake center, phone banking, medical center, classrooms, dormitories, and recreation areas.
POMONA – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) today led a group of five U.S. Representatives on a Congressional Delegation (CODEL) to the temporary Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) Emergency Intake Facility for unaccompanied minors at the Fairplex in Pomona.
The Pomona Fairplex facility, which was negotiated between Los Angeles County and the Biden Administration, is within California’s 35th Congressional District, which Torres represents in Congress.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) today responded to a whistleblower complaint that Department of Homeland Security (DHS) leadership directed staff to downplay threats posed by white supremacists and Russian interference in our elections.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres today denounced a new Trump Administration rule put forth by U.S. Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) to hike fees on numerous immigration-related forms and applications, including an 80 percent increase in naturalization fees, and a $50 charge for asylum applicants. The U.S. joins only three other nations in the world willing to charge asylum seekers for their applications.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35), who came to the U.S. from Guatemala at the age of five, released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling to block the Trump’s administration’s attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects nearly 800,000 immigrants brought to the U.S. as children from deportation, including 17,500 eligible recipients in California’s 35th Congressional District:
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35), Co-Chair of the New American Caucus and the only Central American serving in Congress, along with fellow New American Caucus Co-Chair, Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) and Rep. Lou Correa (CA-46), led 28 lawmakers in requesting of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Keven McCarthy that the next COVID-19 funding package require U.S.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35), Co-Chair of the Central American Caucus, Chair of the New Americans Caucus, and the only Central American currently serving in Congress, today responded to reports that Trump Administration deportations to the country of her birth, Guatemala, are leading to a spike of COVID-19 cases in the woefully unprepared nation.