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.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representatives Norma J. Torres (CA-35) and Barbara Lee (CA-13) today sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expressing deep concerns and urging reconsideration of the Trump Administration’s nominee to be the next president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Mauricio Claver-Carone.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) today delivered an impassioned plea for information from the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to the mothers of seven soldiers who were present on a camping trip on May 22nd when Fort Bragg Paratrooper Enrique Roman-Martinez went missing.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Norma J.
POMONA – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) today called into question how disgraced Pomona City Councilman Rubio Gonzalez was able to join a tele-work closed-door council meeting on July 6th unbeknownst to his fellow councilmembers.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) today urged Senate Republicans to quickly extend the expanded unemployment benefits that were passed in the Coronavirus Aide, Relief and Economic Stability (CARES) Act.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) passed a provision in the must-pass FY21 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) encouraging the Department of Defense (DoD) to consider female soldiers who have served with valor as candidates for renaming military bases.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) added a provision and funding to the must-pass FY 21 Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) Appropriations bill to reinstate the National Security Council Directorate for Global Health Security and Biodefence, which coordinated the United States’ response to pandemics until President Trump disbanded it in 2018.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA-35) passed multiple provisions to boost housing and transportation development in the Inland Empire as part of the must-pass FY21 Transportation and Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill.
Rep. Torres sits on the powerful House Appropriations Committee, which is responsible for allocating all federal spending.
CHINO, CA – Congresswoman Norma J. Torres (CA35) today urged the public for any information to help bring the murderer(s) of Spc. Enrique Roman-Martinez to justice. The call comes as her office asked the U.S. Army for a full update on its investigation after its delayed notice of the murder for Roman-Martinez’s family, who received official word only after seeing it in the news.
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Building a shelter in the Inland Empire to house up to 430 unaccompanied minors who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border doesn’t make sense and raises “serious concerns,” four House Democrats who represent the region wrote in a letter Monday, Aug. 19.
Congressional representatives and immigrant advocates are criticizing the federal government’s proposal to open a new shelter for unaccompanied migrant children in the Inland Empire.
The National Science Foundation awarded a $475,000 Faculty Early Career Development Program grant to Cal Poly Pomona, it was announced Monday.
It took months for Debra Cummings’ disability benefits to kick in.
But when the check arrived, it wasn’t for the full amount. So the 58-year-old Redlands resident made several phone calls to the Social Security Administration. She wasn’t getting anywhere, until an employee threw her a lifeline.
La congresista estadounidense Norma Torres lloró este jueves al recordar la inminente salida de la Comisión Internacional Contra la Impunidad en Guatemala (CICIG) y pidió al pueblo apoyar a los funcionarios que todavía quedan en el país centroamericano.
Fontana celebrated the 36th annual National Night Out, along with many other communities nationwide, on Aug. 6.
GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized U.S. treatment of migrants during a visit to Guatemala, and raised doubts about whether the Central American country could cope with a migration deal agreed with the Trump administration.
GUATEMALA CITY — One week after reaching a deal that would force Guatemala to absorb Central American migrants seeking asylum in the United States, the head of the Department of Homeland Security assured Guatemalan officials that the United States would invest in the country and try to sign similar agreements with at least five other nations in the region.
A new agreement between the U.S. and Guatemala would require any migrants who pass through that country to seek asylum there, the White House announced Friday. If the law takes effect, migrants who are apprehended in the U.S. would be deported Guatemala despite their country of origin.
La Congresista estadounidense Norma Torres habló este jueves ante la Cámara de Representantes en apoyo al pueblo guatemalteco a quienes les pidió no perder la esperanza ante la situación que enfrenta el país.