Foreign Affairs

Peaceful relations abroad are vitally important to our stability back home. When the United States acts as an agent of goodwill, we reap the benefits of a stable economy, a vibrant workforce, and a safer world.

I am particularly interested in ensuring that the United States is a good neighbor to Mexico, Central, and South America. Diplomacy, foreign aid, and peaceful mediation can prevent people’s displacement, which in turn reduces the strain on our immigration system and fosters lasting relationships that benefit the entire region.

I firmly believe that military intervention and the use of military force should be strictly reserved as a last resort, after all diplomatic solutions have been exhausted.

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September 14, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García issued the following statement on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in support of the Trump Administration’s efforts to end Temporary Protected Status:

August 14, 2020 Press Release

Chicago, IL - Today Reps. Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), and 107 Members of Congress sent a letter to Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador urging him to ensure Mexican state governments drop politically motivated charges against labor lawyer Susana Prieto Terrazas. The letter also urges Mexico to ensure states comply with the labor rights guaranteed by the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (“USMCA”).

July 7, 2020 Press Release

Chicago, IL - Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García published an op-ed in the Mexican newspaper Reforma calling on Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to hold President Trump accountable for his attacks against Mexicans and Mexican immigrants during his visit tomorrow in Washington.

April 21, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today Representatives Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) and Mark Takano (CA-41) introduced the Robust International Response to Pandemic Act. The bill directs United States representatives to multilateral development banks like the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) to help developing countries as they fight COVID-19.

March 11, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C . -  Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed S.J.Res. 68, a joint resolution directing the President not to engage in further hostilities against Iran without explicit Congressional authorization:

February 28, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) issued the following statement in response to the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit to block the Trump Administration Migrant Protection Protocols, also known as the ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy:

“Today the court has agreed with immigration advocates and civil rights organizations: the United States cannot send people to a country where they face persecution, grave danger and even death. The ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy violates federal immigration law.