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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
March 30, 2018 Letter to the Honorable Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security, and Alexander Acosta, Secretary of Labor - Support of Seasonal Workers
March 19, 2018 Letter to the Hon. John Carter, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security and the Hon. Lucille Roybal-Allard, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security - Jayapal Leads More Than 50 Members to Protect Families From Being Torn Apart at the Border
March 8, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security and the Hon. Francis Cissna, Director of Citizenship and Immigration Services - Demand Swift Processing for DACA Applications
Feb. 9, 2018 Texas Democratic Congressional Representatives Vote on Bipartisan Budget Agreement to Keep Government Open
Feb. 8, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security - DHS Separations of Immigrant Families are Wrong and Unlawful
Jan. 18, 2018 Letter to Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce - Request to Add Citizenship Question to the 2020 Census
Jan. 8, 2018 Letter to Charles Schumer, Senate Minority Leader and Richard Durbin, Minority Whip - Rep. Vela Urges Democratic Senate Leadership to Consider Environmental Impact of Border Wall
Dec. 18, 2017 Rep. Vela Pushes for Clean Dream Act
Oct. 31, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Elaine Duke, DHS Acting Secretary - Congress Demand Answers on Reports of Increased Detention of Pregnant Women
Oct. 10, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Elaine C. Duke, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security - Violations of Current Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection Policies
Oct. 4, 2017 Vela Offers Amendments Opposing Border Wall During Markup of H.R. 3548, The Border Security for America Act of 2017
Sept. 12, 2017 Vela Applauds Cameron County Commissioner's Court for Supporting DACA
Sept. 7, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Elaine C. Duke, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security - Do Not Use Dreamers' Personal Information for Deportation
Aug. 3, 2017 Vela Releases Statement in Response to Trump's Immigration Plan
Aug. 1, 2017 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - Defense of DACA Program
July 24, 2017 Cornyn, Cruz, Carter, McCaul, Vela Bill Will Rename Checkpoint After Fallen Agent Javier Vega
July 21, 2017 Grijalva and Vela Lead Letter Opposing Funding and Construction of Border Wall
July 21, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Rodney P. Frelinghuysen and the Honorable Nita Lowey, Committee on Appropriations Chairman and Ranking Member, and the Honorable John Carter and Lucille Roybal-Allard, Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security Chairman and Ranking Member - Mexico Border Wall
May 25, 2017 Letter to the Honorable John F. Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security - Protection of Asylum Seekers
May 18, 2017 House Passes Vela's Bill
May 8, 2017 Vela Releases Statement On "Show Me Your Papers" Law
May 3, 2017 Vela: Vote for Budget is Vote for Trump's Wall
May 2, 2017 Letter to President Donald J. Trump - Beyer, Cicilline, Pascrell, Jayapal Lead House Democrats Calling on Trump to Help with Syrians
March 29, 2017 Vela Bashes Trump's Request for Border Wall Funding
March 14, 2017 Doubling Down on Xenophobia is Just Plain Absurd
March 9, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John Kelly - Regarding Deportations and Immigration Policy
March 8, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John F. Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security - Reject Cruel and Misguided Plan to Separate Mothers & Children
Feb. 28, 2017 Vela Invites Chef José Andrés to Joint Session of Congress
Feb. 23, 2017 Letter to the Hon. John F. Kelly - Department of Human Services Must Explain Deportation Plans to American People
Feb. 21, 2017 Democratic Officials Discuss Dangers of Trump's Executive Orders During Visit to South Texas
Feb. 17, 2017 Vela Files Amicus Curiae Brief in Response to Trump's Muslim Ban
Feb. 14, 2017 Trump Enforcement Priorities: Radical Shift
Feb. 8, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Take a Stand Against President Trump's Preventing Foreign Terrorist Entry Executive Order
Feb. 1, 2017 Letter to the Honorable John F. Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security - Presidential Muslim-Ban Executive Order
Jan. 25, 2017 Congressmen Filemon Vela And Vicente Gonzalez Issue Statement On Executive Order
Dec. 7, 2016 Letter to President Barack Obama - Presidential Pardons for DACA Recipients.
Dec. 5, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama - Protect Immigrants' Private Data
Sept. 28, 2016 Letter to Mr. Leon Rodriguez, Director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service - Castro Leads Call for USCIS to Address DACA Renewal Backlog
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?
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