We are a nation of immigrants past and immigrants present. For more than 250 years, since the formation of the United States, immigrants have made our country what it is today.
Our immigration system is broken, and we must fix it. That’s why I support policies that would modernize our broken immigration system for the 21st Century by securing our borders, uniting families, and providing an earned pathway to citizenship.
My entire career in the House of Representatives has given me the opportunity to be a strong advocate for comprehensive immigration reform. I know first-hand the benefits that reforming our system will bring to the Valley. Continuing the status quo is not acceptable for the sake of our economy, the future of the San Joaquin Valley, and the 11 million people living in the shadows. We need reform now.
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(WASHINGTON) – Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16) released the following statement after the United States Supreme Court ruled the Trump Administration’s decision to terminate the Deferred Actions on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is unlawful:
(Washington) Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16) released the following statement in response to reports that the Administration is negotiating with the Lao People's Democratic Republic to deport long-time Lao and Hmong residents of the United States:
(WASHINGTON) - Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16) released the following statement after the House passed the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, groundbreaking legislation that provides a path to legal residency for nearly 250,000 California farmworkers:
(Washington) – Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16) joined a bipartisan delegation, including Congressmembers Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), Doug Lamalfa (CA-01) and Dan Newhouse (WA-04) to introduce the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, groundbreaking legislation that that provides a path to legal residency for nearly 250,000 California farmworkers.
Washington, D.C. - Congressman Jim Costa voted to pass H.R. 3401, a $4.5 billion emergency border supplemental appropriations bill to address the urgent humanitarian situation at our Southern border.
(Washington, D.C.) - Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16) released the following statement today after Congress voted to pass H.R. 6, The American Dream and Promise Act:
Fresno, CA – Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16) issued the following statement regarding the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) – of which he is a member – visiting Lordsburg Station to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin while she was in U.S. Customs and Border Protection custody:
Washington, D.C. – Today, Valley Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16) again joined a majority of the House of Representatives in rejecting the second of two failed immigration bills that have been described by both Republican and Democratic leaders and non-governmental organizations across the United States as “partisan,” “costly,” “short-sighted,” and “anti-American.”