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  • Hastings’ Statement on Reports that the Trump Administration will Relocate Migrants to South Florida
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration Policy

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on reports that the Trump Administration would begin flying hundreds of migrants to South Florida every week without making any arrangements for their care or safety: “The Trump Administration has once again decided to use the weakest and most vulnerable as political pawns in its morally bankrupt immigration policies. Without any prior notice to my office or my House colleagues representing Broward or Palm Beach counties, the ... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court
    Posted in Press Releases on July 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Election Reform, Energy and Environment, LGBTQ Equality, Health Care, Immigration Policy, Criminal Justice Reform, Gun Control, Women's Issues, Human Rights and Refugees

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement on President Donald John Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States: “The nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is President Trump’s latest shameful effort to further roll back the progress we have made on voting rights, workers’ rights, women’s rights, civil rights, clean air and water, gun control, healthcare, and so much more. We cannot take nominations to the Suprem... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the 6th Anniversary of DACA
    Posted in Press Releases on June 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration Policy, Human Rights and Refugees

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement marking the 6th anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative, which was established by President Obama on June 15, 2012: “When President Obama created the DACA Program six years ago, he recognized the injustice of deporting young people to countries they have never known. DACA recipients are Americans in every way, but citizenship. They have lived here and been educated here. They serve in our milita... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on White House Immigration Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on January 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration Policy

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) issued the following statement on President Donald John Trump’s immigration proposal: “The President’s so-called immigration proposal is absolutely shameful. It is a ransom demand, plain and simple. “Donald John Trump’s isolationist vision is a betrayal of American values. He would rather cut-off a legitimate pathway of immigration to the United States, separate families, and create an arbitrary litmus-test for citizenship. This shakedown proposal was obvious... Read more

  • Hastings Blasts Trump’s Comments about Haiti and African Countries
    Posted in Press Releases on January 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration Policy, Foreign Affairs

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement blasting President Donald John Trump’s comments about Haiti and African countries: “President Donald John Trump’s comments about Haiti and African countries were offensive and below the dignity of the office of the President. The President has demonstrated time and time again that he lacks morality or compassion. His ignorant, misguided view of the world was on full display tonight. “The President is constantly degrading the presi... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on President Trump Ending DACA Program
    Posted in Press Releases on September 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration Policy

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after President Donald John Trump announced his intention to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: “President Trump’s decision to terminate the DACA program is both illogical and immoral. Just one day after our nation marked Labor Day, the President’s decision will cost our country tens of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in revenue. More importantly, this decision tells the more than 800,000 ... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on World Refugee Day
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration Policy, Human Rights and Refugees

    Congressman Alcee Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement in observance of World Refugee Day: “We observe World Refugee Day to draw attention to the plight of the more than 65 million people around the globe who have been forced to flee their homes and countries. More than any time in recorded history, war, persecution, religious intolerance, and natural disasters have forced millions of people to abandon everything in order to survive. On this day, we must reflect on the importance of prom... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the 5th Anniversary of DACA
    Posted in Press Releases on June 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration Policy, Human Rights and Refugees

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on the 5th Anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: “Since DACA was launched five years ago, nearly 800,000 young people have received temporary relief from deportation. The program has afforded youth the opportunity to work, go to school, and be active and contributing members of our society. “President Donald John Trump’s administration has undermined DACA, targeting recipients with deportati... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Secretary Kelly’s TPS Decision
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration Policy, Human Rights and Refugees

    (Washington, D.C.) Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) issued the following statement on Secretary John Kelly’s decision to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for six months to Haitian nationals residing in the United States: “I continue to believe, and will continue to champion, that a full TPS renewal of 18 months is in the best interest of both Haiti and the United States. Haiti continues to face daily challenges from the earthquake that laid waste to the country in 2010, the subsequent... Read more

  • Hastings Renews Call for Extending Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Haitian Nationals
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration Policy, Human Rights and Refugees

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) sent the following letter to Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly, urging him to extend TPS Status to Haitian nationals who have been residing in the United States and benefitting from this program. Joining Hastings in signing the letter were Senators Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), Fred... Read more

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