Immigration

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

Nov 22, 2021 Press Release

(WASHINGTON DC) - Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16), Co-Chair of the Portuguese American Caucus introduced a bipartisan resolution, 

Nov 19, 2021 Press Release

(WASHINGTON DC) - Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16) released the following statement after the House passed the H.R.

Mar 4, 2021 Press Release

(WASHINGTON) – Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16) released the following statement after the re-introduction of the Dream and Promise Act and the

Jan 21, 2021 Press Release

(WASHINGTON) – Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16) released the following statement after President Biden announced an overview for his immigration plan:

Jun 18, 2020 Press Release

(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: 

Feb 27, 2020 Press Release

(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: