Immigration Reform

Congresswoman Garcia is a strong supporter of fair immigration laws and believes that Congress should work towards immigration reform that provides a path to citizenship and keeping families together. As a member of the Judiciary Committee and Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship, she is fighting for migrant families, asylum seekers, and the American people.

Texas’ 29th district consists of a vibrant immigrant community, with 77% of the district’s population identifying as Hispanic. The Congresswoman is working for immigrants within the community and at the border by supporting legislation that protects their rights and privileges.

  • Congresswoman Garcia introduced H.R. 4718, the Polling Access Safety Act of 2019 (PASA), which restricts ICE enforcement at polling locations to ensure eligible voters are not intimidated on election day.
  • She introduced H.R. 2763, the Keeping Families Together Act of 2019, which prohibits the eviction of mixed-status families in the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) housing.
  • She also introduced H.R. 3563, the Stop Shackling and Detaining Pregnant Women Act, which prohibits the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from shackling pregnant women in its custody and set new standards of care and transparency for the treatment of pregnant women.
  • She voted for H.R. 6, the Dream and Promised Act, which passed the House in June 2019. This bill would protect Dreamers, as well as TPS and DED recipients, providing them with a legal pathway towards citizenship.
  • Lastly, she also supported the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, which creates a reliable farm workforce and provides undocumented farmworkers with a pathway to citizenship.

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More on Immigration Reform

July 9, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C.— Today, Congresswoman Sylvia R. Garcia (TX-29) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, issued the following statement regarding President Biden’s decision to stop detaining pregnant, nursing, and postpartum migrant women at the border.

May 20, 2021 Press Release

Contact: Daniela Campos Lopez | daniela.campos@mail.house.gov | +1 202 227 0330 

May 20, 2021 Press Release

Contact: Daniela Campos Lopez – daniela.campos@mail.house.gov - +1 202 227 0330

Washington D.C.- Today, Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) issued the following statement in response to the Biden Administration's decision to close the C. Carlos Carreiro Detention Center in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts and the Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia:

March 8, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) issued the following statement in response to the Biden- Harris administration’s announcement that Venezuelans residing in the United States will now qualify for Temporary Protected Status.