Immigration

We are a community of immigrants, where families from around the world have settled to call home.

As an immigrant and as a Member representing a community that is over one-third foreign born, this is an issue of great personal importance. Immigrants enrich our economy and society and we should welcome those who seek to better their lives as we have done for centuries.

We must combat the false narrative that immigrants are dangerous individuals. Not only do we need to undo the harm of the past Administration, we must also reimagine an immigration system guided by justice and compassion. This is why I have itntroduced the New Way Forward Act to restore the fundamental principles of due process to keep families together, and dismantle the prison to deportation pipeline. 

We must also continue to hold agencies like Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) accountable. Fighting for a fair immigration system also means finding an immediate solution for 800,000 DREAMers who are living in constant uncertainty. Ultimately, I am determined to pave a pathway to citizenship for the undocumented people in this country including DACA- and DAPA-eligible individuals and those with Temporary Protected Status (TPS). 

More on Immigration

December 28, 2021 Press Release

Congressman García’s Statement on the Passing of Senator Harry Reid

CHICAGO, IL – Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) issued the following statement on the passing of former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV):

December 16, 2021 Press Release

***Statement in English and Spanish***

García, Espaillat, Correa Statement on Parliamentarian Striking Immigration Plan ‘C’ from Build Back Better Act

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Representatives Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) and Lou Correa (CA-46), released the following statement regarding the Senate Parliamentarian’s ruling barring the inclusion of work authorization and deportation protections for our nation’s undocumented immigrants in the Build Back Better Act:

November 24, 2021 Press Release

García, Quigley, Jayapal and Advocates Call for Passage of

PROTECT Immigration Act

 

November 22, 2021 Press Release

Representatives García, Ocasio-Cortez, Correa, Espaillat, & Meng 

Release Statement On Immigration Reform In Build Back Better 

 

November 19, 2021 Press Release

Congressman García Votes to Pass the Build Back Better Act

The bill makes transformative investments in affordable health care, child care, and housing;

tackles the climate crisis; and provides lasting protections for immigrants.

November 19, 2021 Press Release

Declaración de García, Correa y Espaillat Tras la Votación

de la Cámara sobre la Histórica Ley Para Una Reconstrucción Mejor

WASHINGTON, DC – Hoy los Representantes Jesús G. "Chuy" García (IL-04), Lou Correa (CA-46), y Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) emitieron la siguiente declaración luego de votar para aprobar la histórica Ley Para Una Reconstrucción Mejor:

November 19, 2021 Press Release

García, Correa, Espaillat Statement Following

House Vote on the Historic Build Back Better Act 

WASHINGTON, DC — Today Representatives Jesús G. "Chuy" García (IL-04), Lou Correa (CA-46), and Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) issued the following statement after voting to pass the historic Build Back Better Act:

November 10, 2021 In The News
On everything from immigrants' rights to the mapping of a new Latino-majority district, the congressman acknowledges the tough tradeoffs but still manages to see the glass as half full. It's Dan Vock's D.C. Memo.