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    Rep. David Valadao, House Republicans Urge DACA Fix Before End of Year

    WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) joined a group of thirty four lawmakers in sending a letter urging Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to put a permanent solution for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) on the Floor of the U.S. House of Representatives before the end of the year. Congressman David G. Valadao stated, “These young people met their obligation coming out of the shadows, passing background checks, paying necessary fees, and enrolling in school or ob...

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    Congressman Valadao Cosponsors DREAM Act

    WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) cosponsored H.R. 3440, the DREAM Act of 2017, legislation allowing certain immigrant youth who reside in the United States to earn lawful permanent residence and American citizenship. "These young people, known as Dreamers, make significant contributions to our communities each and every day," said Congressman Valadao. "These individuals were brought to the United States through no fault of their own, and have lived with the uncertain...

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    El Congresista David Valadao Apoya el Dream Act

    WASHINGTON – Hoy, el Congresista David Valadao (California 21) dió su apoyo a una nueva legislación de la Cámara, numero 3440, conocido como DREAM Act de 2017. Esta legislación permite a algunos jóvenes inmigrantes que residen en los Estados Unidos obtener el estatus de residente permanente y subsecuentemente la ciudadanía norteamericana. "Estos jóvenes, conocidos como los Soñadores, contribuyen significativamente a nuestras comunidades diariamente”, comentó el congresista Valadao. “Estos indivi...

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    Statement on DACA Program

    WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman David G. Valadao released the following statement on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. "For years, Congress has failed to repair our broken immigration system. However, in light of the President’s announcement, Congress must come together within the next six months to reach a legislative solution. I will continue to advocate on behalf of dreamers. America is the only home these young people know and I will do everything in my power to ensure thos...

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    Congressman Valadao and Colleagues Urge House to Consider DACA Legislation

    WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) joined a group of lawmakers in sending a letter to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. The letter, signed by ten Members of Congress, requests the House of Representatives consider legislation to address the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Congressman David G. Valadao stated, “In light of the imminent September 5 deadline to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, it is mor...

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    Rep. Valadao and Colleagues Request Support for DACA from President Trump

    WASHINGTON – Earlier this week, United States Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) joined with five colleagues to request support from President Donald J. Trump for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA. Congressman David G. Valadao stated, “It is clear our immigration system is in desperate need of reform and it is imperative Congress act to correct its severe shortcomings immediately. However, targeting individuals who were brought to America as children throug...

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    Valadao Testifies Before Judiciary Committee

    WASHINGTON – Today, United States Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) testified before the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security. The hearing titled, “Agricultural Guestworkers: Meeting the Growing Needs of American Agriculture,” focused on the current agriculture guestworker program, known as the H-2A program and its inability to meet the needs of today’s farmers. As the only dairy farmer in Congress, United States Representative David G. Valadao was invited...

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    Committee Approves FY18 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill

    WASHINGTON - Today, with the support of United States Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21), the House Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year 2018 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations bill. The legislation provides funding for fiscal year 2018 for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), whose mission is to secure the nation from threats. The Department is responsible for critical programs such as aviation security, border and immigration enforcement, customs activiti...

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    Valadao Statement Regarding Passage of Public Safety Enhancement Laws

    WASHINGTON - Today, United States Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) released the following statement regarding passage of H.R. 3004; Kate’s Law and H.R. 3003, the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act in the United States House of Representatives. "Since coming to Congress, I have been a vocal advocate of reforming every aspect of our broken immigration system – including implementing reforms to ensure undocumented immigrants who have committed violent crimes are not allowed to return to the United ...

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    Valadao Issues Statement Following Joint Address

    WASHINGTON – Tonight, following President Donald J. Trump’s first Joint Address to Congress, U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) issued the following statement: “We find ourselves in the midst of polarization, however, tonight, President Trump offered an optimistic depiction of a united America. "While the President and I do not agree on every issue, we share in the belief that our country succeeds when we come together, regardless of political party, to do what’s best for all Americans. "...

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