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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

Immigration/Foreign Policy

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Monday July 30, 2018

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Lathrup Village Community Room

 27400 Southfield Rd. Lathrup Village, MI 48076


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Monday, July 30, 2018

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July 1, 2018 In The News

Outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, many protesters held signs that read “No Muslim Ban” and “We Will Not Be Banned” as they protested the court’s decision to uphold President Trump’s travel ban. However, in the process – thanks to a heated argument involving Justice Sonia Sotomayor – the court also overturned the infamous 1944 Supreme Court decision blessing the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (D-Southfield):  “The American people are not fooled,” Lawrence said in a statement.

June 29, 2018 In The News

U.S. Reps. Bill Huizenga and Tim Walberg said Friday the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement denied them access to a West Michigan site providing services to Central American children separated from parents seeking asylum after entering the country illegally at the southern border. Huizenga and Walberg instead met with officials at Bethany Christian Services in Grand Rapids, an agency contracting with the federal government to provide foster care for children separated under a controversial “zero-tolerance” policy adopted but later reversed by President Donald Trump’s administration.

June 29, 2018 In The News

U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz will join more than 25 members of Congress this weekend on another visit to the Rio Grande Valley as President Trump’s “zero-tolerance” policy continues to separate immigrant families who cross the U.S.-Mexico border unlawfully. Schedules are still being finalized but Cornyn and Cruz will likely tour immigrant detention facilities in Cameron County on Friday. Cornyn is then hosting a roundtable at the U.S. Border Patrol station in Weslaco, according to McAllen Mayor Jim Darling.

June 27, 2018 In The News

When U.S. Rep. Brenda Lawrence, D-Southfield, visited two detention centers and a processing center at the U.S.-Mexico border on Saturday, the first thing that struck her was the quiet. There were 300 children in one facility she visited, she said, and it was quiet enough for her to have a normal conversation.

June 27, 2018 In The News

U.S. Rep. Brenda Lawrence said Wednesday she was shocked by what she saw last weekend at immigration facilities in Texas, including mothers wailing uncontrollably for their children. "The experience I had there has changed me," she said. Lawrence, a Democrat from Southfield, joined U.S. Rep.

June 26, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Lawrence Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Trump Muslim Ban

June 26, 2018 | Press Release

Washington, D.C.-Today, Rep. Lawrence released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in Trump v. Hawaii, upholding President Trump’s Muslim ban:

June 25, 2018 In The News

Two women are demanding investigations into their  allegations of sexual abuse at an immigration detention center be reopened  and that the facility be audited for compliance with federal law. The women, whose cases are being handled by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, said they were sexually abused beginning more than a year ago by staff members at the women's only T. Don Hutto Residential Center in Taylor, a rural community northeast of Austin.Rep. Brenda Lawrence speaks outside the U.S.

June 24, 2018 In The News

It was a stunning display. I’m not talking about the jacket. I’m talking about Melania Trump traveling all the way to Texas to ask questions she should have asked over the breakfast table – if she and her husband ever have breakfast. I’m talking about how removed our elitist First Family is from the America where the rest of us live. And I’m talking about how deftly they’re still stealing our attention away from what’s important.

June 23, 2018 In The News

After touring a border processing facility on Saturday, Democratic lawmakers said they weren’t convinced the Trump administration had any real plan to reunite immigrant children separated from their parents by U.S. border authorities. The delegation of 25 members of Congress, which included U.S. Rep. Brenda Lawrence, D-Southfield, visited a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility in the U.S.-Mexico border city of McAllen, Texas. They described seeing children sleeping behind bars, on concrete floors and under emergency “mylar” heat-resistant blankets.