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September 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) released the following statement after the House passed S.J.Res. 54, another bipartisan joint resolution to end President Trump’s national emergency declaration at the U.S.-Mexico border.

September 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 2203, the Homeland Security Improvement Act.

September 12, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39), member of the House Armed Services Committee, along with Representatives Veronica Escobar (TX-07), and Salud Carbajal (CA-24), led a letter to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Kevin McAleenan seeking answers regarding Department of Defense (DoD) policy on the process for non-citizen servicemembers seeking naturalization and how the Department of Homeland Security, specifically the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), evaluates servicemember applications for naturalization.
September 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39), member of the House Armed Services Committee, along with Representatives Veronica Escobar (TX-07), Jackie Speier (CA-14), Lou Correa (CA-46), Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), and Salud Carbajal (CA-24) led a letter to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli asking him to reconsider the new policy change impacting military families and federal employees. 

August 3, 2019 Press Release
Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) concluded a two-day site visit to both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border along with over 20 Members of Congress. The delegation, the largest to visit the border yet this Congress, Rep. Cisneros left with a comprehensive, firsthand picture of our broken immigration system and the human impact of new policies governing people seeking asylum in our country. The delegation was led by Rep. Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08).
August 2, 2019 Press Release
This week, Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) joined a delegation to the U.S.-Mexico border along with 23 other Members of Congress, led by Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), to investigate the impact of the administration’s failed immigration policies in El Paso and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
July 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 3239, the Humanitarian Standards for Individuals and Border Protection Custody Act.

June 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) released the following statement after voting against H.R. 3401, the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act of 2019:

June 4, 2019 Press Release
Today, Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) voted in support of H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act. With the current administration’s rollback of existing protections and work authorizations for individuals with Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS), the Dream and Promise Act will offer a pathway to citizenship for these and similarly situated immigrants who have spent much of their lives in the United States.
March 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) joins his colleagues in introducing the bipartisan Divided Families Reunification Act, which requires the Secretary of State or a designee to consult with officials in South Korea on potential opportunities to reunite Korean American families with family members in North Korea.