Immigration

As a first-generation American, I know firsthand the tremendous contributions immigrants have made to our nation. The 9th Congressional District of Illinois is one of the most diverse in the country. Our neighbors come from all corners of the globe, as evidenced by more than fifty languages spoken at many of our schools. As a nation and a community, we are indebted to the immigrants who came here to make a better life for their families, bringing with them their dreams, their culture, and commitment to hard work. Our diversity is our greatest strength.

My office has developed considerable expertise and success in helping constituents who are having problems with immigration issues. We work with our contacts at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to help with any problems with naturalization, work authorization, or other applications, and we regularly contact U.S. Consulates abroad to help with visa issues. We do everything we can to help reunite families and fix errors.  The experts on our staff will talk with you and help as much as we can. My office has assisted more than 26,000 constituents since I've been in Congress, many of whom we have helped on immigration-related matters.

Rep. Schakowsky with organizers of the conference on Improving Health and Legal Outcomes for Immigrant Survivors 

 

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H.R. 5376, The Build Back Better Act
This Transformational Bill Creates Jobs, Cuts Taxes, and Lowers Costs for American Families

Key Points:

November 19, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip, a senior member of the House Budget Committee, and a Co-Chair of the House Democratic Task Force on Aging and Families, released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5376, President Biden’s Build Back Better Act, by a vote of 220-213: 

November 8, 2021 Video

In this week's update, I talk about the vote on the Infrastructure deal and some of the items I was able to include in the bill. I also discuss the path forward on the Build Back Better bill.

September 29, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chair of the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following statement in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month this year: 

July 16, 2021 Video

This week, I talk about the new Child Tax Credit, and give some updates on some rallies I participated in this week - one for home health care workers, and another for immigration reform.

0:00 USNS John Lewis Christening

0:51 Child Tax Credit

3:49 TRIPS Wavier

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