Twitter icon
Facebook icon
Flickr icon
YouTube icon
RSS icon
Instagram icon
Vine

Congressman Ted Lieu

Representing the 33rd District of California

Immigration

“I think it’s easy for people like you and me who wear suits and ties and work in offices to cast aspersions on those with a tenth-grade education . . . But let’s talk about some of these folks with a tenth-grade education . . . I have had the opportunity to meet over the years many farmworkers who have had families die under brutal conditions in the heat so that you or I can have less expensive orange juice, cheaper artichokes, or less expensive garlic . . . and I just want to suggest that these people have given far more to American society than you or I ever will.” - Congressman Ted W. Lieu

More on Immigration

March 22, 2017 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MEDIA ADVISORY:
REP. TED W. LIEU ON HBO’S REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER
THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 24th 10PM ET | PT

February 16, 2017 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement to stand in solidarity with those participating in today’s national “Day Without Immigrants” protest.

February 3, 2017 In The News

Democratic lawmakers in a new letter to President Trump say his executive order blocking entry to the U.S. by people from seven largely Muslim nations is short-sighted and could prevent innovation in the United States.

The letter, signed by 25 Democats, notes that Google founder Sergey Brin is himself an immigrant whose parents came from the Soviet Union.

“Your policy misguidedly applies a blanket ban on immigration for individuals traveling from predominately Muslim countries, and wrongly halts work visas from those areas,” the lawmakers wrote.

January 29, 2017 In The News

Crowds have gathered for the second day in a row at LAX to protest President Donald Trump's immigration and travel ban on seven predominantly Muslim countries.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, CA Congressman Ted Lieu and Congresswoman Maxine Watersand, and actress Ellen Page are reportedly part of a group of hundreds who have descended on the airport to decry the detention of travelers from counties on the list, which includes Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lybia, Sudan, Somalia and Yemen.

January 29, 2017 In The News

“The Muslim ban is simply based on bigotry,” said Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., Sunday in response to President Donald Trump’s refugee travel ban.

Lieu went on to tell reporters outside of Los Angeles International Airport at an afternoon press conference:

“Our president and campaign made statements that were bigoted. He has now taken actions based on bigotry, which leads me to conclude that the American president is a bigot. I’m not proud to say that, but is it important for people to call it what it is, and then do protests.”

January 27, 2017 In The News

After James Mattis was sworn in as his Secretary of Defense, President Donald Trump signed an “extreme vetting” executive order that, in his words, would “keep radical Islamic terrorists out.”

Below is text of the order that Trump signed:

Here is the "extreme vetting" executive order President Trump signed

January 25, 2017 In The News

Southland and California elected officials and activists wasted no time Wednesday lashing out at President Donald Trump's executive actions calling for construction of a wall along the Mexican border and slashing funding for so-called "sanctuary" cities that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

January 25, 2017 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WashingtonToday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement regarding the news that President Trump*** is set to issue an executive order to enable the construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. 

January 25, 2017 In The News

Several Southland and California elected officials criticized at President Donald Trump’s executive actions calling for construction of a wall along the Mexican border and slashing funding for so-called “sanctuary” cities that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

Trump signed two executive orders in keeping with campaign promises to boost border security and crack down on immigrants living in the U.S. illegally.

January 11, 2017 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Pages