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  • Central Valley Republicans join Democrats to sponsor Dream Act
    Posted in In the News on September 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Central Valley Reps. Jeff Denham and David Valadao have signed on as co-sponsors of legislation to grant legal status to hundreds of thousands of people brought to the country illegally as children. ... Denham of Turlock and Valadao of Hanford joined two other Republicans who are co-sponsoring the bill, along with nearly 200 Democrats. ... Denham and Valadao urged Trump not to end the program, and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to allow a vote on legal status for the so-called Dreamers. Denham... Read more

  • Op-Ed: Sale of Federal Assets could Yield Billions for Infrastructure
    Posted in In the News on September 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure

    Potholes. Flight delays. Crumbling dams, spillways and bridges. The need for investment in our nation’s infrastructure is glaring, and the deterioration has been occurring unchecked for years. For the first time in a long time, Washington is proposing an innovative and long-overdue infrastructure package that goes beyond just maintenance and is anything but status quo. ... While finding new revenue is always a challenge, opportunities do exist. Last year, then-President Barack Obama signed into ... Read more

  • California Republican Calls for National Immigration Reform Movement
    Posted in In the News on September 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    California Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) said that he supports legislation that would offer a pathway to citizenship for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA recipients. He announced his support following President Trump’s announcement that he was cancelling the Obama-era executive order that gave work permits and deportation protection to undocumented immigrants who were brought to the country as children. ... “We’ve never held kids accountable for laws that have been broken by their ... Read more

  • The 4 bills Congress is seriously considering to protect ‘dreamers’
    Posted in In the News on September 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Immigration

    Mark us down as skeptical that Congress will act to give “dreamers” some kind of legalized status. President Trump's ask that lawmakers fix the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program within six months comes to the doorstep of an extraordinarily dysfunctional Congress that is battling itself just to keep the government open and avoid an economically disastrous credit default. ... If Congress does decide to act to protect dreamers, here are four of the likeliest legislative fixes. ... 4. T... Read more

  • Escalon Fire Department Awarded FEMA Grant
    Posted in In the News on September 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    An Assistance to Firefighters Grant has been awarded to the Escalon Consolidated Fire Protection District through FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency. ... That grant, some 10 years ago, was for just over $125,000. Escalon has applied for a FEMA grant every year, the chief said, but this year was the first time in a decade they have been awarded one. “(Congressman) Jeff Denham’s office sent of letter of support to FEMA, that certainly couldn’t hurt,” Mello said of getting the legislativ... Read more

  • Denham presses for immigration reform to succeed DACA
    Posted in In the News on September 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    After President Donald Trump challenged Congress this week to come up with legislation within six months allowing recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals to remain in the U.S., Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Turlock, declared he is accepting the challenge. “We should be dedicating our resources to securing our borders and deporting violent criminals preying on our communities, not going after individuals who were brought to America as children through no fault of their own,” Denham, whose dist... Read more

  • The Riggs Report: California considers legal action against Trump's decision to end DACA
    Posted in In the News on September 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    KCRA 3 political analyst Kevin Riggs has the latest on potential DACA lawsuits. Click here to watch Read more

  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Chats Live with Dreamers
    Posted in In the News on September 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    Central Valley Dreamer Tomas Evangelista shared his DACA story with the world again, today in a Facebook Live moderated by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. To view the Facebook live, Click here. Read more

  • Denham: Protecting 'DREAMers' Is A Way For Congress To Come Together
    Posted in In the News on September 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Host Rachel Martin talks to Rep. Jeff Denham of California, who is one of 10 Republicans who wrote a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan urging Congress to maintain the protections of DACA. Listen here Read more

  • DACA uncertainty leaves many nervous
    Posted in In the News on September 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Tomás Evangelista hasn’t been able to sleep very much the last couple of days. ... Evangelista recently shared his story during a “Candid Conversation” event with Republican Congressman Jeff Denham, R-Turlock on Tuesday, Aug. 29 on the importance of the DACA program as well as a discussion on the contributions of dreamers to their communities and the Central Valley economy and the urgent need for a permanent legislative solution for dreamers. ... “Congress needs to act now to find a legislative ... Read more