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Pingree Submits Comments Opposing Federal Rule That Would Hurt Immigrant Families

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) has submitted official comments opposing the Trump administration’s proposed public charge rule. Today is the last day to submit public comments on the proposal, which would impose new obstacles on those who wish to come to the United States legally or seek legal permanent resident, so-called “green card”, status. “The proposed rule unnecessarily overturns deca... Read more »

Pingree Moves to Block Implementation of Administration’s Latest Anti-Legal-Immigrant Proposal

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) has cosponsored a bill introduced by Representative Judy Chu (D-CA) to block funding for implementation of the Trump Administration’s proposed public charge rule. Released today and open to public comment for the next 60 days, the rule would impose new obstacles on those who wish to come to our country legally or seek legal permanent resident (green card) statu... Read more »

VIDEO: Appropriations Committee Unanimously Passes Amendment Pingree Cosponsored to Boost Available H-2B Visas

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During markup today of the FY19 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill, the House Appropriations Committee passed an amendment Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) cosponsored with Congressman Andy Harris (R-MD) to make more H-2B visas available, a critical source of seasonal workers in Maine. Video of Pingree speaking in support of the amendment and discussing the shortage of labor for Maine’s sea... Read more »

Pingree, Welch Introduce Legislation to Limit Warrantless Property and Vehicle Searches Near Border

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and Congresswoman Peter Welch (D-Vermont) today introduced legislation to narrow the broad zone of DHS authority in the vicinity of U.S. borders. Under current regulations, the Department of Homeland Security has wide latitude to conduct traffic stops and warrantless property searches within 100 miles of the U.S. border. Two out of every three Americans live... Read more »

Pingree Statement on Today Anti-Immigration Bill Vote

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) released the following statement on H.R. 6136, the immigration bill known as “Goodlatte 2” which failed in the House today. “To be clear, the mean-spirited bill we voted on today is by no means ‘moderate’—it was a compromise between the House anti-immigrant faction and the super anti-immigration faction. This legislation cut off paths for legal immigration, ... Read more »

Pingree Statement on Cancelled Markup of Bill Funding Office of Refugee Resettlement

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) released the following statement after Republicans cancelled today’s scheduled Appropriations Committee markup of the Labor-Health and Human Services-Education appropriations bill. The legislation includes funding for the Office of Refugee Resettlement, which has been charged with caring for children separated from their families at the border due to Preside... Read more »

PHOTO, VIDEOS: Pingree Visits Border, Meets with Parents Separated from Children

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) released the following statement after visiting the Port Isabel ICE detention center that the Trump Administration has said will be the primary center for reunifying parents and children separated at the border. Photo of Pingree in front of the building. “The Trump Administration has announced that the Port Isabel ICE facility, which I visited in Los Fresno... Read more »

Pingree Asks Trump’s DHS & USDHHS Secretaries: Where Are The Girls?

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DC—Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and nearly 60 other female members of Congress have jointly written to President Trump’s Secretaries of Health and Human Services (USDHHS) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to request answers as to the whereabouts, conditions of care, and lack of transparency surrounding the girls and babies who are among the 2,000 children who’ve been separated ... Read more »

Pingree Statement on Today’s Immigration Votes

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) released the following statement on two immigration bills the House is scheduled to vote on today. “Much like President Trump’s hateful and racist rhetoric about immigrants, both of these bill are offensive to American values. Neither of them are ‘moderate’—both dehumanize and degrade those seeking safety and security in the United States, worsening the suff... Read more »

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