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  • Rep. Lois Frankel Reacts to Trump's Muslim Ban
    Posted in In the News on January 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Immigration

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  • Frankel, Blumenthal, Schweikert, Deutch, Himes Unveil Bipartisan Bill to Prevent Human Trafficking
    Posted in Press Releases on April 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Immigration

    Today, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL), Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ), Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL), and Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT) introduced the Visa Transparency Anti-Trafficking Act to prevent human trafficking by bringing more openness to foreign temporary worker visas. “The bipartisan legislation we introduced today will help bring the scourge of human trafficking out of the shadows to prevent future abuse,” Sen. Blumenthal said. “By requiring a robust public reporting system ... Read more

  • Frankel Denounces Trump’s Anti-Muslim Rhetoric
    Posted in Press Releases on December 9, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Immigration

    Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22), member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s call to ban all Muslims from entering the United States. “Donald Trump’s call to bar Muslims from entering the United States is dangerous and inflammatory. His remarks reinforce the narrative that pits the United States against Muslims and fuels terrorist recruitment efforts. Trump’s message promotes scapegoating and stereo... Read more

  • Frankel to Bring South Florida DREAMer as State of the Union Guest
    Posted in Press Releases on January 20, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) announced today that she will bring Charlene Rupert, a South Florida DREAMer, as her guest to tomorrow’s State of the Union address given by President Obama. Rupert, 21, came to the United States from Venezuela at the age of 11 with her grandmother, who had a legal visa, and settled in Palm Springs, Florida. She enrolled in school unaware that she was an undocumented immigrant, learned English in middle school, and attended the prestigious Dreyfoos School of th... Read more

  • Frankel Votes to Keep Dreams Alive
    Posted in Press Releases on January 14, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) today voted against a bill that will reverse President Obama’s immigration actions that keep families together and allow hardworking parents to work and pay taxes. “My mom and dad taught me that family comes first,” said Congresswoman Frankel. “Sadly, this is mean spirited legislation that separates children from their parents and turns the dreams of talented young people into nightmares. I am hopeful that we can work together to find a bi-partisan approach to ... Read more

  • Frankel Statement on President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration
    Posted in Press Releases on November 20, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) tonight released the following statement after President Obama announced executive action on immigration. The President’s action will shield approximately five million undocumented immigrants from deportation, but will not include a path to citizenship. “As we approach Thanksgiving, I am pleased that President Obama has followed the precedent of prior Republican and Democratic presidents by announcing a re-prioritization of deportation policies,” said Frankel. ... Read more

  • Frankel Statement on "Demanding A Vote" on Immigration Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on March 26, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) released the following statement in support of the House Democrats’ “Demand a Vote” petition. Rep. Frankel said, “The time is long overdue for Congress to pass legislation creating a roadmap to citizenship for the 11 million aspiring Americans living in the shadows of our country.” Rep. Frankel joined with her Democratic colleagues to bring comprehensive immigration reform to the House floor for a vote on the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigratio... Read more

  • Frankel Announces Support of New House Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on October 8, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Congresswoman Lois Frankel announced that she is co-sponsoring a comprehensive immigration reform bill, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, introduced by Congressman Joe Garcia (FL-26) and several other House Democrats. This bill is designed to receive bipartisan support in the House. It has many provisions from the common-sense, comprehensive immigration reform bill that passed the Senate in June by a bipartisan vote of 68 to 32. “We are a nation built ... Read more

  • Frankel Announces Immigration Town Hall, Telephone Town Hall
    Posted in Press Releases on August 22, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    On Wednesday August 28, Congresswoman Lois Frankel will participate in a town hall on immigration reform hosted by the Florida Immigrant Coalition at 5:30 p.m. at Palm Beach State College in Lake Worth and hold a telephone town hall in the evening from 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. The town hall at Palm Beach State College is open to the public and constituents who want to join the telephone town hall must sign up on Frankel’s website www.frankel.house.gov. These forums are a continuation of Frankel’s eff... Read more

  • Frankel Statement on Senate Passage of Comprehensive Immigration Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) released the following statement on the Senate’s passage of comprehensive immigration reform. “I applaud the Senate’s passage of bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform. Now it’s time for the House to follow suit with a similar bipartisan approach that creates a new immigration process reflecting our values. We need a roadmap to citizenship where aspiring Americans pay taxes, families stay together and students who go to school here can continue to contribu... Read more