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  • Curbelo on Syrian Refugee Crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Cuba and Immigration

    Washington, DC—Today, Rep. Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement regarding the next steps our government should take in response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis: "Our government's chief responsibility is to keep the American people safe. No refugee should be admitted to the United States without a rigorous screening process, regardless of faith. The ultimate solution to addressing the crisis of Syrian refugees fleeing their homeland is to destroy ISIS and open a path to new, stable lead... Read more

  • Curbelo on Appeals Court Decision on Immigration
    Posted in Press Releases on November 10, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Cuba and Immigration

    Washington, D.C.—Yesterday, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the President's immigration plan. Rep. Curbelo offered the following statement in support of the Court's decision: "Yesterday's court decision striking down the President's executive orders on immigration confirm that the Administration's actions were driven by political calculation. Now is the time for Congress to lead where the President has failed by finding bipartisan solutions for immigration. This issue require... Read more

  • Diaz-Balart, Ros-Lehtinen, and Curbelo Succeed in Helping Cuban Doctors Resolve Pending Cases
    Posted in Press Releases on September 1, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Cuba and Immigration

    Diaz-Balart, Ros-Lehtinen, and Curbelo Succeed in Helping Cuban Doctors Resolve Pending Cases MIAMI – Today, Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), and Congressman Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) commented on the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) decision to prioritize the pending cases of Cuban medical professionals who escaped conscripted service in Venezuela and applied for relief under the Cuban Medical Professional Parole (CMPP) Progr... Read more

  • Despite Ill-Advised Change, Cuba Remains a Sponsor of Terrorism and Security Threat
    Posted in Press Releases on May 29, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Cuba and Immigration

    Miami, FL—Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) issued the following statement in response to the Obama Administration’s delisting of Cuba as a State Sponsor of Terrorism: “Forty five days ago the Obama Administration announced their plan to delist Cuba from the State Sponsor of Terrorism list, and today they finalized their actions. The President’s decision to remove Cuba from the list is a step in the wrong direction, further illustrating the President's lack of leadership, weak foreign policy, and his... Read more

  • Rep. Carlos Curbelo: Mr. President, Please Let Me Know When You Are Serious
    Posted in Press Releases on February 25, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Cuba and Immigration

    Washington, D.C. - Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) was honored to receive President Obama's invitation to attend the Immigration Town Hall today at Florida International University, located within Florida's 26th District. However, while Democrat colleagues were permitted to fly down with the President to South Florida on Air Force One, Mr. Curbelo was denied a seat on the flight. Unable to secure an alternative flight in such short notice, Mr. Curbelo was unable to attend and welcome President Obam... Read more

  • Rep. Curbelo on Federal Judge's Ruling to Block President's Unilateral Immigration Actions
    Posted in Press Releases on February 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Cuba and Immigration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Curbelo (FL-26) issued the following statement after the United States District Judge Andrew S. Hanen issued a preliminary injunction blocking President Obama's unilateral actions on immigration: "It is my firm belief that Congress, not the President, must address our nation's immigration concerns by working towards a broader solution, rather than an executive order. Judge Hanen's ruling underscores the perilous legal ground the President has to stand on in trying to jus... Read more

  • Congressman Curbelo Statement on the Immigration Amendments to DHS Spending
    Posted in Press Releases on January 14, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Cuba and Immigration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement after the inclusion of controversial amendments to the House passage of H.R. 240, the FY 2015 Homeland Security Appropriations bill. "I am troubled with the Administration's use of executive action on immigration and fully acknowledge the important Constitutional questions raised. However, it is my firm belief that Congress should address the issue of overhauling our nation's immigration laws through separate... Read more

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