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Filemon Vela, Jr.'s Public Statements on Issue: Immigration

Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 34, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 34
Date Title
July 6, 2016 Letter to Mr. Leon Rodriguez, Director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service- Stop Increase of Immigration and Naturalization Fees
April 18, 2016 Congressman Filemon Vela Continues to Defend Executive Action on Immigration Policies following Oral Arguments in U.S. Supreme Court
April 8, 2016 The Dallas Morning News Trailblazers Blog- How Texas Could Suffer if Trump Cut off Cash Sent to Mexico over Border Wall Fight
Jan. 13, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Jeh Johnson, Secretary, Department of Homeland Security - ICE Raids Targeting Families
Jan. 12, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Demanding End to Immigration Raids
Nov. 2, 2015 Letter to President Barack Obama - Assist Vulnerable Women and Children at Mexico's Southern Border
Oct. 30, 2015 Letter to R. Gil Kerlikowske, Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection - Benefits to Family of Border Agent
Sept. 28, 2015 Border Jobs for Veterans Act of 2015
July 31, 2015 Letter to Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security - End Family Detention Policy
June 24, 2015 Letter to Secretary Jeh Johnson, Department of Homeland Security - Family Detention Facilities
April 24, 2015 Congressman Vela, Brownsville Mayor Martinez Emphasize Importance of Special Secure Economic Zones and West Rail Opening to Acting Mexican Ambassador to U.S.
March 17, 2015 Hearing of the Border and Martime Security Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee - Combating Terrorist Travel: Does the Visa Waiver Program Keep the Nation Safe?
Jan. 22, 2015 Vela Amendment Seeks to Block Further Construction of Fence on Southern Border
Jan. 7, 2015 Brownsville Mayor Files Amicus Brief on Behalf of Congressman Vela Defending Executive Action on Immigration Policies
Dec. 15, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Director of Health and Human Services - Protect LGBT Unaccompanied Minors
Nov. 13, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Executive Action on Immigration
Sept. 19, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Please Meet with Immigrant Families
Aug. 1, 2014 Congressman Vela Opposes Legislation which Removes Due Process Rights for Unaccompanied Children, Funds Deployment of National Guard Troops to U.S.-Mexico Border
July 8, 2014 Congressman Vela: Republican Majority Leader Holds Up Bipartisan Border Security Bill for 14 Months
June 28, 2014 Transcript of Pelosi, Members of Congress and Advocates Press Conference Today After Touring South Texas Detention Facility
June 25, 2014 Congressmen Thompson, Hinojosa, and Vela to Tour McAllen Border Patrol Detention Facility & Sacred Heart Church Refuge Center
June 17, 2014 Addressing Recent Surge in Unaccompanied Children from Central America Requires Separating Fact from Fiction: United States Should Take Swift but Thoughtful Action
June 10, 2014 Letter to Craig Fugate, Federal Emergency Management Administration Administrator- DHS Role in Addressing Influx of Unaccompanied Children Entering the U.S.
March 26, 2014 My Support of Comprehensive Immigration Reform and Why I Do Not Support H.R. 15
March 4, 2014 Congressmen Filemon Vela and Rubén Hinojosa Announce HUD Awards $2 Million to Boost Job Growth and Business Opportunities Along U.S. -- Mexico Border
Jan. 24, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Stop Deportations Now
Jan. 8, 2014 The Brownsville Herald - Vela Optimistic on Immigration Reform; Others Skeptical
Dec. 16, 2013 Letter to Rand Beers, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security - Request for Meeting to Discuss Humanitarian Concerns
Dec. 5, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Dial Back Deportations
Nov. 25, 2013 Letter to Thomas Winkowski, Action Commissioner, US Customs and Border Protection - Border Patrol Abuses
Sept. 20, 2013 Grijalva, Vela Introduce Immigration Reform Bill to Push Continued Action in the House, Draw Distinctions With GOP Approach
July 29, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Support for the Release of DREAM Activists
July 10, 2013 O'Rourke Joins Congressional Border Caucus to Announce Priorities for Comprehensive Immigration Reform
June 26, 2013 U.S.-Mexico Border
June 25, 2013 Press Release: Border Representatives Cuellar, Vela, and O'Rourke Issue Statement on Corker-Hoeven Amendment
March 13, 2013 Congressmen Cuellar, McCaul, Vela, O'Rourke, Gallego, and Farenthold Introduce the Bipartisan "Cross-Border Trade Enhancement Act of 2013"
Feb. 28, 2013 Congressman Vela Supports Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act
Feb. 18, 2013 Congressman Filemon Vela Issues Statement on Immigration Reform
Feb. 14, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Comprehensive Immigration Reform
Jan. 28, 2013 Congressman Filemon Vela on Comprehesive Immigration Reform
Jan. 8, 2013 Congressman Vela Appointed to House Homeland Security Committee
Jan. 1, 2012 Issue Position: Immigration/Border Security
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