Congresswoman Norma Torres

Representing the 35th District of California
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Torres Disappointed with ICE Director's Refusal to Meet with Hispanic Caucus

February 14, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) issued the following statement after a scheduled meeting with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and ICE Acting Director Thomas D. Homan regarding this weekend’s immigration raids was abruptly cancelled:


“I am deeply disappointed Acting Director Homan has cancelled today’s meeting with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.  The communities we represent were the most impacted by ICE’s activities this weekend, and ICE thus far has failed to provide the necessary clarification regarding the scope and effects of these raids. 


“Members of my community, both those with status and those without, are in fear for their safety and the safety of their loved ones.  Families have been upended and many don’t know whom to trust.  I have now written two letters to ICE asking for more information, including: who has been swept up in these raids? were non-criminals detained? did they receive access to counsel and due process? and were any children left without parents?  I am still awaiting ICE’s response.”


A copy of the letter Rep. Torres sent to ICE on February 10th can be found HERE.  An additional letter sent today from members representing the Inland Empire region can be found HERE.