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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

June 13, 2016 In The News

After a year-long legal battle resulting in a $15.2 million default judgment last month, the 11 victims of human trafficking  who sued the owners of L’Amande French Bakery were also recently granted T visas, also known as T Nonimmigrant Status. T visas provide victims of human trafficking temporary legal status and work authorization and allow them to bring their families to the U.S.

September 28, 2015 Press Release

CONTACT: Jack d’Annibale | jack.dannibale@mail.house.gov | 202-225-3976

Washington - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles) issued the following statement in response to a new Pew Research Center study projecting that Asian Americans will become The United States’ largest immigrant group by 2055.

September 24, 2015 Press Release

Washington - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles) released the following statement after Pope Francis’ historic address to the Joint Meeting of Congress:

“His Holiness Pope Francis’ address to Congress this morning was a historic, electric moment.   The Pope’s address to Congress was full of hope, inspiration, and moral fierceness.  As a Catholic, I was deeply honored to be in the Pope’s presence this morning.

August 26, 2015 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 26, 2015               
CONTACT: Jack d’Annibale | jack.dannibale@mail.house.gov | 202-225-3976

Los Angeles - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles) issued the following statement in light of Jeb Bush’s racially charged comments regarding Asian immigrants.

July 14, 2015 Press Release

CONTACT: Jack d’Annibale | jack.dannibale@mail.house.gov | 202-225-3976

CONGRESSMAN LIEU STATEMENT ON TODAY’S MEETING WITH HILLARY CLINTON

July 9, 2015 In The News

Voices

One of the barriers to comprehensive immigration reform is the misguided belief that talented foreigners willing to work for less are taking jobs from American workers. To address this problem, some suggest that the number of H-1B visas that allow people with special skills to work here should be reduced. This argument is wrong.

July 9, 2015 In The News

Celeb: Actress Kelly Rutherford might be best known for her role on CW’s “Gossip Girl,” playing the chic matriarch of an Upper East Side clan prone to affairs, faked deaths and other scandalous dealings. But in recent years, she’s been engulfed in her own real-life drama — a high-profile, multi-jurisdictional battle with her German ex-husband for the custody of their two children.

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