Washington, DC – In his continued efforts to keep families united,Â Congressman Vargas (CA-51) is inserting a statement into the Congressional record, calling for deportation relief for the immediate relatives of U.S citizens, Legal Permanent Residents and DREAMers.
He is also scheduled to speak on the House floor regarding what he considers the devastating impact deportations have on our families and communities.
â€œAs we continue to fight for comprehensive immigration reform, we cannot ignore the fact that families and communities are being torn apart on a daily basis.Â The impact of watching a parent, sibling or child being ripped away from the family unit is crushing and causes untold damage.Â We must restore judicial discretion and expand deferred action guidelines to provide deportation relief to immigrants who have done nothing wrong but seek a better life for their children, their families, and themselves.â€
Vargas represents Californiaâ€™s 51st Congressional District, which includes the southern portion of San Diego County, all of Imperial County and Californiaâ€™s entire US/Mexico border.
Vargas is currently serving his first term in Congress.Â He represented the 40th California State Senate District from 2010-2012, the 79th California State Assembly District from 2000 â€“ 2006 and served on the San Diego City Council from 1993 â€“ 2000.