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  • ICYMI: Roll Call: Curbelo, Members of the Bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus Working to Split Difference on DACA Fix
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Cuba and Immigration

    Bipartisan Group Looks to Split Difference on DACA Fix Roll Call By Lindsey McPherson November 14, 2017 A bipartisan bill that would bridge differences between two largely partisan measures to provide young undocumented immigrants with a path to citizenship and beef up border security could soon be forthcoming. The Problem Solvers Caucus is working on legislation that would provide a compromise between the mostly Democratic-sponsored Dream Act and the GOP-led Recognizing America’s Children (RAC)... Read more

  • South Dade News Leader: Congress Must Act to Let TPS Immigrants Stay
    Posted in In The News on November 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Cuba and Immigration

    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} span.s2 {text-decoration: underline ; font-kerning: none; color: #0433ff} … In the United States, this decision not only impacts immigrants, but also their families, employers, and neighbors whose prosperity depends on them. For 20 years, TPS has allowed immigrants to live and work in the United States. Many have made their home in our country – raising families and establishing businesses that have benefitt... Read more

  • Curbelo Comments on the Homeland Security Decision on Nicaraguan, Honduran TPS
    Posted in Press Releases on November 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Cuba and Immigration

    Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), lead sponsor of bipartisan legislation that would grant legal permanent resident status to Nicaraguan, Salvadoran, Honduran and Haitian immigrants granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS), issued the following statement regarding last night’s announcement by the Department of Homeland Security temporarily extending TPS for Hondurans and ending it for Nicaraguans: “While hoping and waiting they would be able to return to their native countries for years, Nic... Read more

  • 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 http://www.denverpost.com/2017/08/09/trump-was-right-to-let-dreamers-stay-congress-should-too/ 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

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