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Congressman Ro Khanna

Representing the 17th District of California

Immigration

Immigration LogoAs 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.

More on Immigration

March 6, 2017 Press Release

STATEMENT: Rep. Ro Khanna on Trump’s Repackaged Muslim & Refugee Ban

Monday, March 6, 2017 – SILICON VALLEY, CA– Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17) released the following statement after President Trump’s executive order seeking to reinstate his Muslim and Refugee ban:

January 28, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17) issued the following statement in response the executive order signed by President Trump today:

“It's sad that President Trump signed an order banning refugees on Holocaust Remembrance Day. What makes us great is being open to immigrants regardless of race or creed. I am working with colleagues to reverse these policies that are not consistent with our founding ideals.”

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