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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
A newspaper report that said federal immigration officials are preparing to conduct massive raids in Northern California prompted a quick response from California Attorney General Xavier Becerra this week.
Becerra acknowledged the federal government’s jurisdiction over immigration enforcement, but said it must respect the state’s laws and its right to determine how to keep Californians safe.
An Indian American congressman has said that American lawmakers should make sure that the H-1B visa program, popular among Indian techies, is not abused to undercut the U.S. job market and attract the best and the brightest into the country.
The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows U.S. companies to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise in specialized fields.