Immigration Resources

 

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.

Resources

​For post-September 5, 2017 DACA information:
http://costa.house.gov/sites/costa.house.gov/files/Costa%20Office%20DACA%20FAQs.pdf

For general questions on immigration:
http://www.uscis.gov 

Learn how to avoid immigration scams and stay safe:
http://www.uscis.gov/avoid-scams 

Find free legal immigration service providers:
http://www.justice.gov/eoir/probono/states.htm

Learn about the programs available to assist refugees:
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/orr

See how immigration and the rural workforce impact our economy:
http://www.ers.usda.gov/topics/in-the-news/immigration-and-the-rural-workforce.aspx#.U7xSmrHHmVo

More on Immigration Resources

Jun 26, 2019 Press Release

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. 

Jun 4, 2019 Press Release

(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:

Dec 18, 2018 Press Release

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:

Jun 27, 2018 Press Release

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.”

Jun 14, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – As it looks increasingly likely that the House will consider some type of immigration bill in the coming weeks, Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16) continues to actively work for fair, commonsense, and effective immigration policy.

Mar 28, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – In a letter released late last week, Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16) led his fellow Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) members in calling on Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Thomas Homan to redirect ICE’s limited resources from the recently increasing number of I-9 work site audits to more strategic and effective vehicles for law enforcement and ensuring community safety.

Mar 15, 2018 In The News

By: Mackenzie Mays

Fresno congressman Jim Costa is urging federal immigration agents to cut back on workplace audits, saying they will have a “severe and disproportionate” impact on agricultural communities in the Valley.

Jan 26, 2018 Press Release

Fresno, CA – Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16) met with DREAMers at Fresno State on Thursday to hear their stories, listen to their concerns, and discuss Congress’s ongoing efforts to secure permanent legislative protections for the young individuals.

The conversation was emotion-filled, as each student recounted their story of coming to the United States as a child and shared the fear they feel every day for themselves, their siblings, and their future.