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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

Immigration/Foreign Policy

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February 18, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) joined her colleagues in the House and Senate to introduce the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, President Biden’s bold, inclusive, and humane framework for the future of the United States immigration system. 

February 5, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - U.S. Representatives Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) and Andy Levin (MI-09) and Michigan House Democrats led a letter to President Joe Biden urging him to ease travel restrictions at the Northern Border for Michigan and Canadian families. The letter follows President Biden’s Executive Order on Promoting COVID-19 Safety in Domestic and International Travel. The letter was joined by Reps. Haley Stevens (MI-11) and Rashida Tlaib (MI-13).

September 30, 2019 Press Release

Detroit, MI – Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) has scheduled a Town Hall meeting in Detroit’s Corktown community on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at the Detroit Police Athletic League (PAL) facility located at 1680 Michigan Avenue from 6:00pm – 7:30pm.


August 8, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) made the following statement:


“Jimmy Aldaoud should have never been deported to Iraq. Jimmy, born to Iraqi parents in a Greece refugee camp, lived in Detroit since he was six months old. Mr. Aldaoud faced severe mental illnesses while also battling diabetes. Jimmy, having never been to Iraq, did not speak Arabic and was denied access to proper healthcare to treat his medical conditions.


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:


June 17, 2019 Event

Please join Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) and invited experts for a town hall to discuss the rights of immigrants in the United States and Metro Detroit Area. 

Special Invited Guest: Tania Morris Diaz, Michigan Immigrants Rights Center 

Monday, June 17, 2019 

6:00pm - 8:00pm

People's Community Center 

8633 Joesph Campau Ave. 

Hamtramck, MI 48212

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.