McGovern Statement on Trump Administration's Family Separation Policy

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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…

McGovern Condemns Trump Move to End Protected Status for Immigrants from El Salvador

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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…

McGovern Statement on Republican Tax Bill

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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…

McGovern Condemns State Department Move to End Temporary Protected Status for Salvadoran and Honduran Immigrants

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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…

Bipartisan Group of 116 Lawmakers Call to Extend Temporary Protections for Salvadorans and Hondurans

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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…

McGovern Statement on DACA Termination

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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…

McGovern Guest for Trump Speech is Top Ranked Transplant Surgeon Worried About Muslim Ban’s Impact on His Family

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Today Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) announced that his guest for tonight’s address by President Trump to a joint session of Congress will be Dr. Babak Movahedi, a nationally-ranked transplant surgeon at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts, who was born in Iran and is worried about how Trump’s Muslim Ban will impact his family. Dr. Movahedi and his family left…

McGovern Welcomes Student After Trump Muslim Ban Denied Return to Boston

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Today U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat, released the following statement on the successful return of Benham Partopour, a chemical engineering student going for his PhD at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Central Massachusetts. Click here for photos from today’s arrival in Boston. Partopour is an Iranian national who was in Iran when President…

McGovern: President Trump’s Muslim Ban is Shameful and Un-American

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Today Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat and leading voice in Congress on human rights, released the following statement on the executive order signed by President Trump on Friday. “America was founded on the fundamental belief in the freedom of religion. The fact that President Trump chose Holocaust Remembrance Day to sign his Muslim ban shutting the door to…

McGovern, House Democrats Introduce Fair Day in Court for Kids Act

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Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), joined fellow House Democrats Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL), and Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) in introducing new legislation to protect children and other vulnerable groups in immigration proceedings by ensuring access to counsel, legal orientation programs, and other post-release services.    “Today’s bill…