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

July 16, 2021 Press Release

CHICAGO, IL - El congresista Jesús "Chuy" García emitió la siguiente declaración sobre la decisión judicial de hoy que considera inconstitucional el programa de Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA, por sus siglas en inglés). El fallo prohíbe nuevas solicitudes, pero no afecta directamente el estado de los beneficiarios actuales de DACA.

July 16, 2021 Press Release

CHICAGO, IL - Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García issued the following statement on today’s court decision deeming the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program unconstitutional. The ruling bars new applicants but does not directly affect the status of current DACA recipients.

“It’s infuriating that the future of DACA recipients is always tied to a roller coaster of court rulings like the one in Texas today. Immigrants like these young people deserve a permanent solution, and today’s decision highlights the urgent need to create a path to citizenship.

July 6, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC- Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García issued the following statement on budget reconciliation negotiations:  

July 6, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC- El congresista Jesús “Chuy” García emitió la siguiente declaración sobre las negociaciones de reconciliación del presupuesto:

July 3, 2021 Press Release

CHICAGO, IL. - El congresista Jesús "Chuy" García emitió la siguiente declaración sobre el plan del presidente Biden para traer de regreso a los veteranos deportados:

July 3, 2021 Press Release

CHICAGO, IL. -  Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García issued the following statement regarding President Biden’s plan to bring back deported veterans:

“The Biden Administration’s announcement that it has launched a new initiative to find deported veterans and their families and bring them back to the United States is a welcome solution to a problem that never should have existed in the first place. The deportation of veterans who served our country is a cruel failure of our immigration system and a betrayal of men and women who put their lives on the line.