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As the son of immigrants, I know firsthand how strongly immigrants believe in and contribute to the American dream. Immigrants help strengthen our economy and enrich our culture, and I will fight to protect immigrants’ rights while ending abuses of the system.

Undocumented immigrants contribute to American society and we must protect their legal rights and status. I will advocate for legal status for DREAMers, pathways to citizenship for productive adults, family reunification visas, guest worker visa programs, and asylum for refugees. America is, at its heart, a nation of immigrants—it is our responsibility to fix the system to support all Americans, current and future.

I will also strive to reform the H-1B visa program to ensure that corporations cannot displace American workers in favor of cheap, foreign labor who they can easily control and underpay. Silicon Valley’s leadership in the world of technology was achieved in large part thanks to immigrants who came here on H-1B visas. For that I am grateful, but we must fix this program by restoring it to its original intent, protecting all workers from systemic abuses by profit-driven companies, and preserving the limited H1-B visas for high-skilled foreign workers.

Click here to learn more about the bills that I introduced and cosponsored.

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May 30, 2019 Press Release

Santa Clara, Ca. – Today, the Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) announced that Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) is a winner for the 2019 Democracy Awards, CMF’s honors program recognizing non-legislative achievement in operations and constituent service by congressional offices and Members of Congress. Rep.

March 26, 2019 In The News

Rep. Ro Khanna, a California Democrat, discusses his call for big tech to aid Congress in limiting foreign intrusion into U.S. elections, the increased scrutiny of big tech and his call for the release of the full Mueller report. He speaks with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on "Bloomberg Technology."

August 23, 2018 Ro's Op-Eds

The question of what it means to be American has been debated since the founding of our republic, and we are at another moment when the question has taken on a new urgency.

June 27, 2018 Ro's Op-Eds

The Mercury News

The chilling pictures of kids being separated from their parents stirred the conscience of our nation. But House Speaker Paul Ryan is still forging ahead with legislation this week to restrict family-based immigration.

June 21, 2018 In The News

President Trump moved to end his administration’s policy separating children from immigrant parents who cross into the U.S. illegally — but California elected officials and activists blasted the new practice of detaining immigrant families together indefinitely.

Under an executive order Trump signed Wednesday, immigrant families that cross the border illegally will be kept in detention centers together, potentially for months as their asylum cases proceed.

June 20, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Ro Khanna, the son of immigrants who represents one of the most diverse districts in the nation, issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s recently announced executive order.

February 2, 2018 Press Release

Santa Clara, CA – Rep. Ro Khanna, issued the below statement in response to ICE raiding 77 businesses in Northern California.

“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, this is wrong. I firmly believe, as I know many of my colleagues and neighbors in our communities do, that law enforcement must prioritize criminals and not tear apart undocumented families who pose no threats to public safety.”


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February 2, 2018 In The News

Silicon Valley Congressman Ro Khanna sat down with ABC7 News' Larry Beil to discuss his thoughts on the GOP memo that was released on Friday.

The contents of the controversial Republican memo alleging abuses of government surveillance powers at the FBI and Justice Department have been debated, and now the American public is now be able to read them in detail.

January 19, 2018 In The News

Miral Patel feels guilty every time she fills her car with gas. Or every time she goes out to eat. When she buys her husband birthday gifts, she uses his credit card.

When Patel, 31, of Mountain View, came to the United States from India three years ago, she wasn’t allowed to hold a job. A few months later, the U.S. granted spouses of certain visa holders work permits. But since then, the Trump Administration has indicated it will end this rule, and could make it official as early as next month.