Washington, DC - This week, Congressman Foster (IL-11) and Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-22) introduced two bills to protect the rights of immigrants. The legislation would protect immigrants’ legal rights and right to an attorney. The Protecting Immigrants from Legal Exploitation Act (H.R.
Washington, DC - I am deeply concerned about President Trump’s executive order intended to undermine the financial regulations enacted after the 2008 economic crisis. Reforms like the Dodd-Frank Act allow for effective oversight of Wall Street, protecting against the kind of economic recession that cost millions of jobs for working families.
Washington, DC - I strongly disagree with the order. It poses a grave threat to our values and our economy. Since 1975, zero people have been killed by terrorist attacks on American soil by immigrants from the seven countries affected by Trump’s Executive Order, showing just how misplaced the priorities of the Trump Administration are.
Washington, DC - I strongly condemn the construction of a wall with Mexico and any action that provokes fear into the lives of our immigrant communities. This wall is useless and antithetical to the core values of our country. Our country thrives on the innovation, culture, and diversity that immigrants from all walks of life bring to the United States.
Washington, DC - I am deeply troubled by early reports that our scientific community is facing threats from the new presidential administration.
Washington, DC - After careful consideration, I have decided to attend the Inauguration of the 45th President of the United States to mark the peaceful transfer of power that has always defined the strength of our democracy and respect for the Office of the Presidency.
Washington, DC - Today, I voted against a Republican budget proposal that would expand the national debt over $9.5 trillion and would begin the process to repeal the Affordable Care Act and defund Planned Parenthood. This budget resolution will have disastrous consequences for the American people.
Washington, DC - Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement on the 115th Congress:
“At the beginning of the 115th Congress, there are clear signs that Republicans will repeal much of the legislation that has improved the quality of life for so many Americans.
This reported nomination is just another example of the Republican Party’s difficult relationship with science. As the only PhD scientist in Congress, I am deeply concerned at the long-term damage this decision will have on our environment. The science is very clear – climate change is real, and human activity is a major contributor.
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O también de notarios sin escrúpulos. Para ponerles un alto, un congresista propuso una ley que protegería a los inmigrantes de la explotación legal.
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U.S. Rep. Bill Foster has introduced legislation targeting "notarios" who give immigrants fraudulent legal advice that can, at times, get them deported.
WASHINGTON -- Moderate Democrats working to gather support from Republicans for comprehensive immigration reform sent an ultimatum Friday to Speaker John Boehner: introduce a bill by Sept. 30 or they'll introduce their own.
Nihal Advani came to the U.S. from India to play college tennis and got a job at Microsoft after graduation, but couldn't get a work visa and had to move to Canada. Craig Ulliot is worried that he'll lose a promising young employee if she can't get an H-1B visa to stay in the U.S. and keep working at his startup.
For most immigrants, it is about the promise of a better life and an opportunity—the American Dream.
This past Saturday, July 21, was a day for them and for all immigrants who took part in the celebratory Day of the Immigrant 2013—Sharing our American Dream.
Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) meet today with a diverse group of business and community leaders from the 11th district to discuss comprehensive immigration reform, including members from the Indian, Polish, African American and Hispanic Communities.
With the U.S. Congress failing to act, interest rates on federally-subsidized student loans doubled this week.
Effective July 1, the rates for Federal Stafford Loans went from 3.4 to 6.8 percent, meaning that without congressional action, the 7 million students using the program will see a $4,000 increase on their average debt of $27,000.
Rep. Foster stopped by Loaves and Fishes to volunteer and speak with clients about the importance of food assistance. This comes after House Republicans passed the Farm Bill without funding for SNAP.
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