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September 20, 2021 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) released the following statement today after the U.S. Senate parliamentarian announced a path to citizenship cannot be included in the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package:

March 15, 2021 Page

The Subcommittee on Homeland Security will accept Community Project Funding requests for only the following Federal Emergency Management Agency, Federal Assistance accounts: 

February 28, 2020 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) and colleagues have introduced the Hmong and Lao Refugee Deportation Prohibition Act of 2020 to stop the Trump administration from deporting individuals to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (P.D.R.) for 72 months while individuals with Final Orders for Removal have their immigration cases reassessed. The Trump administration is currently negotiating with the Lao P.D.R. on a repatriation agreement that would deport at least 4,700 individuals to Laos.

February 19, 2020 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement today after receiving an official response to her Feb. 3 letter outlining concerns about any proposal that would deport to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic more than 4,700 members of the Hmong and Lao community with orders of removal:  

July 12, 2019 Press Release

If you are arrested:

  • You have the right to remain silent – ICE can use anything you say against you in your immigration case
  • You have the right to speak with a lawyer
  • You have the right to call the consulate of your birth country – the consulate may assist you in finding a lawyer


If you are mistreated:

June 24, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement today following reports of poor conditions at border patrol facilities along the U.S.-Mexico border: 

June 11, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) today joined House Appropriations Democrats in voting to approve the FY 2020 Homeland Security funding bill, which provides $63.8 billion in smart, targeted investments in border security, ensuring state and local governments have resources to prepare for and respond to manmade and natural disasters, securing our physical infrastructure and cybersecurity systems, and protecting our federal elections, while rejecting the Trump administration’s harmful anti-immigrant agenda.  

January 10, 2019 Press Release

President Trump’s shutdown of the federal government has harmed federal employees, our economy, and our national security. I have voted and will continue to vote to end his shutdown and reopen the government. President Trump’s demands for over $5 billion for a wall along our southern border will do nothing to make America safer or fix our broken immigration system. President Trump has systematically misled the American people by claiming there is a crisis of undocumented immigrants crossing the border.

This is categorically false.

October 24, 2018 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-MN) issued the following statement in response to the recent attempted terror attacks against Democratic leaders and the press: 

June 26, 2018 Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-MN) released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court decision to uphold the Trump travel ban:

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