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  • The Washington Times: Rep. Carlos Curbelo offers Dreamer recipients ability to earn legal status in new legislation
    Posted in In The News on September 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Cuba and Immigration

    Rep. Carlos Curbelo said Tuesday children of illegal immigrants should have a pathway to legal status. “These are America’s children and that’s why the legislation I have introduced is called Recognizing America’s Children. These are young people who went to school with our own children,” Mr. Curbelo, Florida Republican, said on CNN. ... Mr. Curbelo’s plan outlines a path for those who were brought to America as children to continue living and working here for five years. If they are in good sta... Read more

  • Curbelo Calls on House Leadership To Back Up Words With Action: Bring RAC Act to the Floor
    Posted in Press Releases on September 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Cuba and Immigration

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) issued the following statement regarding today’s announcement of the Administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the need for Congress to pass the H.R. 1468, the Recognizing America’s Children (RAC) Act: “Over the years, immigrant children have arrived in our country — brought by their parents who either crossed one of our borders or overstayed their visas. For most of these young people, the United States i... Read more

  • Sunshine State News: Carlos Curbelo's Reform for DREAMers Will Boost Economy, Report Shows
    Posted in In The News on August 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Cuba and Immigration

    On Thursday, the Niskanen Center unveiled a report showing U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo’s, R-Fla., “Recognizing America’s Children (RAC) Act” would create 115,000 jobs and add almost $80 billion to the gross domestic product (GDP) over the next decade. Curbelo’s proposal would reform the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program giving younger illegal immigrants, often called DREAMers--those who entered the country before 2012 and who were 16 or younger when they entered--a path to citiz... Read more

  • Denver Post: Congress Needs to Act on DREAMers, Curbelo’s RAC Act A Good Compromise
    Posted in Press Releases on August 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Cuba and Immigration

    Trump was right to let Dreamers stay; Congress should, too Denver Post Editorial Board August 9, 2017 President Donald Trump has done the right thing for the hundreds of thousands of America’s undocumented youth who willingly came out of the shadows to receive Obama-era deportation protections. Now it’s critical that Congress follow suit. … Now Congress has the urgent opportunity to follow the preside... Read more

  • Passage of Curbelo’s RAC Act Would Increase GDP By $79 Billion, Create 115,000 New Jobs
    Posted in Press Releases on August 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Cuba and Immigration

    Earlier today, the Niskanen Center released a report that indicates passage of the “Recognizing America’s Children (RAC) Act,” legislation introduced by Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) earlier this year, would increase gross domestic product (GDP) by $79 billion over ten years and create 115,000 new jobs. “This report confirms what we already know: immigrants have an enormous impact on our economy and job creation, especially here in South Florida,” Curbelo said. “While I’ve been hopeful t... Read more

  • Niskanen Center: Press Release: Niskanen Center Report Outlines Economic Benefits of RAC Act
    Posted in In The News on August 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Cuba and Immigration

    Today, the Niskanen Center released a report detailing the economic and fiscal effects of passing the Recognizing America’s Children (RAC) Act. The bill, introduced by Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL26), establishes a pathway to citizenship for young immigrants who came to the United States under the age of 16—as long as they graduate with a degree, serve in the military, or maintain gainful employment. The report indicates that passage of the RAC Act would increase the gross domestic product (GDP) by... Read more

  • Washington Post: Border wall hits close to home
    Posted in In The News on August 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Cuba and Immigration

    For many Hispanic members of Congress, President Trump’s immigration policies serve as both an agenda to be opposed and a throwback to their personal experiences. Many of the record number of Hispanic lawmakers this year — 45, from both parties — are first-generation Americans whose parents came to the United States from places such as Mexico and Cuba, as low-skilled workers, some speaking only Spanish. For some of them, Trump’s immigration crackdown raises old fears from their childhoods growin... Read more

  • The Huffington Post: Seventy-Five Percent of Trump Voters Want Legal Status for Dreamers
    Posted in In The News on July 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Cuba and Immigration

    Last April, a Morning Consult and Politico poll revealed that three in four of Americans who voted for President Donald Trump in 2016 support providing legal status to “Dreamers,” who are undocumented immigrants brought here as children or young adults. In total, registered voters support offering legal status to Dreamers by a steep 78-14 margin, demonstrating that legislation providing this status is welcome. With broad support coming from every Americans of every stripe—conservative, moderate,... Read more

  • The Hill: Congress Should Pass Curbelo’s RAC Act to Protect DREAMers
    Posted in In The News on May 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Cuba and Immigration

    In recognition of the urgency of the issue, a group of pragmatic House Republicans proposed the Recognizing America’s Children (RAC) Act, which creates a rigorous but fair process to protect DREAMers who consistently contribute positively to our economy and society by working, studying or serving in the military. Passing the RAC Act is the best way to ensure DREAMers are on a permanent, sound legal footing with a pathway to fully participating in American life. … In most cases, they have been in... Read more

  • Curbelo, Soto Introduce Bipartisan Venezuelan Refugee Assistance Act
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Cuba and Immigration

    Representatives Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) and Darren Soto (FL-9) today introduced bipartisan legislation to provide immigration relief to Venezuelans that have long resided in the United States and are unable to return to their home country due to the deteriorating political conditions there. The Venezuelan Refugee Assistance Act would allow Venezuelans that arrived to the United States prior to January 1, 2013 to apply for legal permanent resident status, so long as they do not have a criminal rec... Read more

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