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

September 19, 2021 Press Release

Declaración del Congresista García Sobre la Decisión de la Parlamentaria del Senado sobre Inmigración

“La lucha no ha terminado. Estamos preparados para esto, tenemos un plan”

September 19, 2021 Press Release

Congressman García’s Statement Senate Parliamentarian’s Decision on Immigration

“The fight is far from over”

September 15, 2021 Press Release

Declaración del Congresista García sobre el Mes de la Herencia Hispana

 

CHICAGO, IL – El congresista Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) emitió el siguiente comunicado en celebración del Mes de la Herencia Hispana 2021:

 

“El 15 de septiembre marca el comienzo del Mes de la Herencia Hispana, en el que celebramos nuestras raíces y las contribuciones que, como latinos, hemos hecho a los Estados Unidos. Somos una comunidad fuerte y persistente, y estamos aquí para quedarnos.

 

September 11, 2021 Press Release

CHICAGO, IL— El Congresista Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) emitió el siguiente comunicado con motivo del vigésimo aniversario de los ataques terroristas del 11 de septiembre:

“El 11 de septiembre es un día de recuerdo y reflexión en el que honramos las vidas perdidas en el World Trade Center, el Pentágono y en Shanksville, Pensilvania, donde el Vuelo 93 fue derribado por los heroicos esfuerzos de sus pasajeros y tripulación.

September 11, 2021 Press Release

CHICAGO, IL—   Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) issued the following statement on the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks:

“September 11th is a day of remembrance and reflection as we honor the lives lost at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where Flight 93 was brought down by the heroic efforts of its passengers and crew.

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: