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July 25, 2019 Press Release

Last week, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it is revising the naturalization test for the first time in ten years


As first-generation immigrants, the members of the Congressional New Americans Caucus took the test themselves to become U.S. citizens


July 24, 2019 Press Release

National Science Foundation award will help promote and retain newly hired historically underrepresented minority faculty in STEM fields


July 16, 2019 Press Release

Violence against women in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala is a major driver of migration to the United States


The measure strengthens protections for women and children in their homes and communities to reduce female homicides, domestic violence, and sexual assault


July 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representatives Norma J. Torres (D-CA) and Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, announced that a measure based on their Prevent Crime and Terrorism Act has passed the House as part of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA), and now moves to the U.S. Senate for further consideration.

July 15, 2019 Press Release

Torres and Espaillat are respectively the first Guatemalan and Dominican Americans to serve in Congress


July 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, U.S. Representative Norma J. Torres (D-CA) released the following statement after President Donald J. Trump backed down from adding a citizenship question in the 2020 Census. Last month, the Supreme Court of the United States blocked the Trump Administration from including the question in the census:

June 30, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, U.S. Representative Norma J. Torres (D-CA) issued the following statement in response to reports that the Trump Administration is planning to roll back the parole in place program, which allows the undocumented family members of active duty servicemembers to remain in the U.S. temporarily:


June 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, U.S. Representative Norma J. Torres (D-CA) released the following statement after the Supreme Court of the United States issued its decision on the case of U.S. Department of Commerce v. New York, which determined that the Trump Administration’s citizenship question will not be included in the 2020 Census: 

June 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, U.S. Representative Norma J. Torres (D-CA) released the following statement on the legislation to provide humanitarian assistance for migrants at the southern border.


In The News

July 3, 2018 In The News

California’s Air National Guard abandoned operations at Ontario International Airport more than 20 years ago, but its former station and buildings remain, taking up valuable space.

Rep. Norma Torres, D-Pomona, recently launched federal efforts to assist the airport in the costly hazardous material abatement and removal of the former Air National Guard buildings.

June 29, 2018 In The News

While the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy was causing a crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border, three members of Congress were introducing a bill to try to stop the flood of migrants coming in the first place. On June 22, Reps.

June 21, 2018 In The News

Congresswoman Norma Torres (D-35th District) toured the San Diego-Mexico border on June 18 to witness the effects of President Donald Trump’s zero tolerance policy that has separated thousands of children from their parents.

May 24, 2018 In The News

The only gun shop in all of Mexico is behind a fortress-like wall on a heavily guarded military base.

To enter the Directorate of Arms and Munitions Sales, customers must undergo months of background checks — six documents are required — and then be frisked by uniformed soldiers.

May 23, 2018 In The News

The Trump administration wants to streamline the process for exporting American firearms, a change sought for years by domestic gun companies as a way to increase sales.

April 24, 2018 In The News

A bipartisan group of House members on Tuesday introduced a resolution calling on Russia and other unnamed actors not to interfere in a flurry of Latin American elections happening this year.

April 13, 2018 In The News

La congresista de origen guatemalteco, Norma Torres, presentó un proyecto de ley para reforzar los esfuerzos anticorrupción de Estados Unidos en el Triángulo Norte. La propuesta ordenaría al secretario de Estado a desarrollar una estrategia para mejorar los esfuerzos de ese país para desmantelar la corrupción en Guatemala, El Salvador y Honduras.


April 7, 2018 In The News

AT 6:02 A.M. on August 27, 2017, the president of Guatemala, Jimmy Morales, uploaded a video statement to Twitterdeclaring the former Colombian judge Iván Velásquez a persona non grata and ordering his expulsion from the country.

March 27, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON— Casi seis millones de niños latinos nacidos en EEUU viven con un padre o familiar indocumentado, y muchos sufren el impacto de la campaña de deportaciones de la Administración Trump, pero dos legisladoras demócratas de California promueven desde este martes una iniciativa para evitar la separación de familias inmigrantes.

March 22, 2018 In The News

In the days and weeks since the horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, we have been forced to confront some very difficult questions. Why did this happen? What could we have done to prevent it? And will anything ever change?