Congressman Gallego on Obergefell v. Hodges Decision
Washington, DC – Today the United States Supreme Court handed down a landmark decision in support of marriage equality. Congressman Ruben Gallego released the following statement:
Washington, DC - Congressman Gallego released the following statement about the shooting at the Historic Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina:
"I want to extend my condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims in the shooting at the historic Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Our country mourns today for the lives that were taken last night in such a despicable and heinous way. Our citizens should feel safe to attend church and live their day to day lives without fear."
Affordable Care Act: White House Touts Health Insurance Gains in Arizona Under Obamacare
WASHINGTON - Granting deportation deferral to an estimated 137,000 Arizona residents would add hundreds of jobs annually and billions of dollars over a decade to the state economy, according to a new state-by-state analysis.
The Center for American Progress report, released Monday, claimed that immigrants who are in this country illegally could contribute $230 billion to the gross domestic product over the next 10 years if currently stalled deportation actions are allowed to take effect.
Washington, DC – Today marks the 3 year anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood
Arrivals program (DACA). Congressman Gallego released the following statement:
“Today we celebrate the 3rd anniversary of DACA, which has provided relief from deportation and work permits for over 664,000 DREAMers; and many more qualify and apply every day. It is estimated that the Deferred Action programs will grow our economy by $230 billion over 10 years – including a cumulative increase in Arizona’s GDP of $6.2 billion. Deferred Action programs like DACA are not just the right thing to do and the moral ting to do, but they are also in the best interest of our economy and our country.
Better Lives, Shaky Futures for Immigrants Three Years Into DACA
Belen Sisa has been working full time while attending community college for the past two years building a future that sits on the shaky foundation of a three-year-old immigration program.
Sisa, originally from Argentina, is one of the hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who were able to exit their lives lived illegally in the U.S. and move into a quasi-legal status through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program begun by presidential executive action.
The new existence has even been dubbed with it's own name from recipients _ DACAmented