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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Today Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Chief Deputy Whip, released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s announced changes to the Public Charge Rule:
“President Trump and his Administration are not content with simply terrorizing undocumented immigrants and the communities they live in. Their latest anti-immigrant attack sets its sights on legal, taxpaying immigrants to our country. Shame on them.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Over the weekend, eight members of Congress returned from a trip to the Texas border. On their visit the members observed court proceedings of those who crossed the border, and visited the Ursula Border Patrol Processing Center, the Port Isabel Detention Center and the Brownsville Port of Entry.
U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Illinois, and U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-Michigan, tonight released the following statements in response to news that Ibrahim Parlak’s application for deferral of removal under the Convention Against Torture has been granted:
On July 11th, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Chief Deputy Whip, introduced H.Res 987, a resolution condemning Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ inhumane effort to deny asylum to victims of domestic violence.
“Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what the hell is going on.” – Donald J. Trump, December 5th, 2015