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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

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July 16, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), issued the following statement today after voting for Congressman Tom Malinowski’s resolution to condemn the racist and xenophobic language used by President Trump in attacking Members of Congress:


“I am absolutely appalled at the behavior of the person who currently occupies the Oval Office. His condescending, racist, and xenophobic comments have no place in a civilized society.


July 1, 2019 Press Release

Miami, FL – Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) is part of a congressional delegation heading to the U.S. southern border on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. The Members, led by her colleague, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, will stop to inspect the Homestead migrant detention facility in Miami.


June 25, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), joined with her colleagues in voting to pass H.R. 3401 230 to 195. This measure is $4.5 billion emergency border supplemental appropriations bill to address the urgent humanitarian situation at our Southern border. The legislation provides significant funding for priorities to meet the needs of vulnerable children, including food, water, medical services, legal assistance and support services.

June 25, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) issued the following statement regarding the treatment of the migrant children being detained at the U.S. Southern Border:


May 1, 2019 In The News

Chaldeans and elected officials in metro Detroit are asking the U.S. government to block the deportations of up to 1,000 Iraqi nationals. After a federal appeals court last week ruled against the Iraqis in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Iraqi-American Christians and their supporters in Congress and the Michigan Legislature are mobilizing to lobby the Department of Homeland Security to halt the removal of the Iraqis with criminal records. The decision by the 6th U.S.

May 1, 2019 In The News

Michigan lawmakers stood beside Iraqi families Saturday calling on federal authorities to prioritize the safety of Iraqi nationals who face deportation following a Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling this week. On Tuesday, the appeals court upheld an earlier ruling by a three-judge panel that U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith lacked the authority to stop the deportations and grant bond hearings.

April 28, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC –  Today, Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), released a statement on the deadly shooting at Chabad of Poway Synagogue near San Diego, California.


“Yesterday, in the Jewish community should have been one of celebration, as Passover came to an end. Instead, families involved in the Chabad Synagogue shooting are now mourning the lost of their loved ones. My thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the victims, as well as, the citizens of San Diego during this hard time.  


March 12, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Lawrence joined fellow Members of Congress to co-sponsor H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act of 2019 to protect our nation’s Dreamers, as well as our Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) holders, allowing them to contribute fully to Michigan’s communities and our country while providing a pathway to citizenship.

March 11, 2019 In The News

A Dearborn Heights student has returned to the West Bank after being detained last week in a nationwide sweep connected to a federal sting operation involving a fake university in Oakland County. Najilaa Karim Musarsa, 29, was one of 130 students of the phony University of Farmington who were arrested, a family spokesman said. Musarsa immigrated from the Palestinian territory for educational opportunities, Amer Zahr, a family spokesman and law professor at the University of Detroit Mercy, told The Detroit News. U.S. Rep. Brenda Lawrence, D-Southfield, joined Reps.

March 11, 2019 In The News

Complaints are pouring in about the conditions in detention centres, where 129 Indian students have been kept for alleged visa fraud violations, in the U.S.. Attorney Pooja Sethi, director at non-profit law firm Immigration for All, said she had spent an entire day at San Antonio, where six Indian students were in detention at the Pearsall Detention Center awaiting their hearings.