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  • Catholic Charities of Worcester County Awarded $225,000 to Expand Citizenship Program and Support Immigrant Community.
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2018 | Preview rr

    WORCESTER, MA – Today, Congressman James P. McGovern (MA-02) together with Catholic Charities of Worcester County Chief Operating Officer Jennifer Cameron, announced a grant of $225,000 from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. The grant will help Catholic Charities expand their citizenship program and allow them to further support the immigrant community in Worcester County. “I’m so thankful to Catholic Charities for their tireless work on behalf of our community. I’ve visit... Read More »

  • America Is and Must Remain a Beacon of Hope for Refugee
    Posted in Press Releases on September 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressmen Randy Hultgren (R-IL) and Jim McGovern (D-MA), Co-Chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s announced ceiling for refugee admissions into the United States next year: “We join together to express our extreme disappointment at the administration’s proposal to impose a limit on admitting no more than 30,000 refugees in the coming fiscal year. With the world in the midst of the wor... Read More »

  • 118 House Democrats to AG Sessions: Reverse Decision Ending Asylum for Victims of Domestic, Gang, and Gender-Based Violence
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2018 | Preview rr

    Full Text of Letter (PDF) WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representatives James P. McGovern (MA-02), Mark Pocan (WI-02), Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) and Norma Torres (CA-35) led 118 House Democrats – including 16 full committee Ranking Members – in a letter calling on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reverse his decision declaring domestic violence, gang violence and gender-based violence as invalid grounds for seeking asylum in the United States. The letter comes just days after the Trump Administration iss... Read More »

  • Somerville’s mayor joins Jim McGovern on trip to El Salvador, Honduras
    Posted in In the News on August 13, 2018 | Preview rr

    Via The Boston Globe Representative Jim McGovern and Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone of Somerville are on a mission to expose violence and poverty in El Salvador and Honduras, they said Sunday, in the hope that a greater public understanding of living conditions there will help block President Trump from ending Temporary Protected Status for immigrants from the Central American nations. McGovern, a Worcester Democrat, said unless Congress intervenes, Americans will see families across the country torn... Read More »

  • McGovern Statement on Trump Administration's Family Separation Policy
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), Ranking Member of the House Rules Committee and a senior member of House Democratic leadership, issued the following statement on the Trump Administration’s family separation policy: “President Trump’s policy of separating children from their parents is cruel, it is un-American, and it is evil. There is no law requiring that these children be ripped away from their parents – this is a policy of choice. In fact, U.S. and international law specif... Read More »

  • McGovern Condemns Trump Move to End Protected Status for Immigrants from El Salvador
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat and leading voice on U.S. foreign policy on Central America, released the following statement condemning the move by President Trump and Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen to end Temporary Protected Status for more than 200,000 immigrants from El Salvador who came to the United States seeking safety. “Today’s move by President Trump to end the protections for these immigrants is sadly just his lat... Read More »

  • McGovern Statement on Republican Tax Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jim McGovern released the following statement after Republicans passed their tax bill through the House of Representatives: “President Trump, his family, and their wealthy friends got an early Christmas gift this year. This Republican tax bill will line their pockets and the pockets of their donors – giving the vast majority of tax breaks to those at the top and corporations shipping American jobs overseas, all the while exploding the deficit and raising taxes on h... Read More »

  • McGovern Condemns State Department Move to End Temporary Protected Status for Salvadoran and Honduran Immigrants
    Posted in Press Releases on November 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat and leading voice on U.S. foreign policy on Central America, released the following statement condemning the move by President Trump, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and the State Department to end Temporary Protected Status for more than 250,000 immigrants from El Salvador and Honduras who came to the United States seeking safety. "The recommendation by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the State Department to... Read More »

  • Bipartisan Group of 116 Lawmakers Call to Extend Temporary Protections for Salvadorans and Hondurans
    Posted in Press Releases on September 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Randy Hultgren (R-IL), co-chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, along with Representatives Norma Torres (D-CA) and Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), led a bipartisan group of 116 lawmakers calling on the Trump Administration to extend temporary protections for Salvadorans and Hondurans living in the United States. The letter asks Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke to renew the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) d... Read More »

  • McGovern Statement on DACA Termination
    Posted in Press Releases on September 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) released the following statement after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced President Trump’s plan to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative: “Today’s decision by President Trump to rescind DACA yet again shows us the cruelty and ugliness of his Administration. Instead of displaying leadership on this issue and working with Congress on a solution rather than ending the program, the President has again giv... Read More »

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