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Immigration

Congressman Garamendi supports a comprehensive and bipartisan approach to modernizing our nation’s broken and antiquated immigration system. Garamendi is proud to stand with Dreamers and supports a pathway to citizenship for all DACA-eligible immigrants. Garamendi also supports commonsense border security provisions that prevent violent criminals and individuals that seek to wreak havoc from entering our country. He also believes that a comprehensive solution much provide a long-term, reliable workforce for California’s agricultural economy.

Garamendi supported a commonsense, bipartisan immigration reform bill that was passed by the U.S. Senate in 2013. Sadly, House leadership refused to bring the bill to the floor and wouldn’t even allow a hearing on the legislation. Today, Garamendi is working with his colleagues in the House to force a vote on bipartisan immigration reform that enhances border security and provides a pathway to citizenship for DREAMers.

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December 17, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) voted for two bipartisan appropriations bills to fund the federal government through the 2020 fiscal year. The $1.4 trillion spending deal funds nearly aspect of the federal government and includes $25 million in long-sought funding for critical research into gun violence at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health. The legislation is expected to be signed into law later this week.

December 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) voted in favor of the bipartisan Farm Workforce Modernization Act (H.R. 5038) which passed the House by a vote of 260-165. The bipartisan legislation was introduced by Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), and Garamendi is a cosponsor.

June 4, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) voted in favor of the American Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6), which would establish lawful permanent resident (LPR) status for Dreamers and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients.

June 3, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC—Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) sent a letter to the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) objecting to the termination of the Long-Term Foster Program at Baptist Church Family Services (BCFS) in Fairfield, CA that would disrupt the lives of the facility’s foster children as they seek asylum in the United States. The termination of the contract would force the foster children in BCFS’s care to relocate and establish relationships with new families and attorneys, which would significantly prolong their cases.

June 27, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC- Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, voted against H.R. 6136, by Speaker Ryan and Judiciary Committee Chairman Goodlatte. The bill failed overwhelmingly, 121-301.

June 22, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC- Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, announced that he will be joining over thirty Democrats from the House of Representatives to tour detention facilities near McAllen, Texas on Saturday, June 23. The tour is being hosted by Congressmembers Filamon Vela (D-TX) and Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX).

June 21, 2018 In The News

Speaking publicly against separating children from their parents who crossed the United States border illegally isn’t something Vacaville resident Michael Kitzes is taking lightly.

“I struggled with it for awhile,” he said about going public in opposition to how the children are being treated. “They’re ripping these children away from families.”

Kitzes, a Vacaville Unified School board member and a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for 28 years, added that it might be easy to call this an immigration issue, but it’s so much more than that.

March 29, 2018 Press Release

California’s 3rd Congressional District—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D—Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA) spent the day meeting with constituents in Lake and Colusa counties: