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Congressman Scott Peters of California delivered the Weekly Democratic Address. In this week’s address, the Congressman discussed Democrats’ support for smart, effective border security solutions and called on President Trump and Senator McConnell to re-open government now. Video and audio of the Weekly Democratic Address can be downloaded here.
Below is a full transcript of the address:
U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) recently joined his colleagues to pass the Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act, legislation that ensures that students borrowing federal loans have the information they need to manage their student loan debt. Peters also recently returned from travel with a congressional delegation to Guyana, Suriname, Honduras, and Brazil, where he met with officials to discuss climate change, immigration, and national defense.
As the Trump administration continues to fortify the fencing between Tijuana and San Diego, U.S. and Mexican authorities on Wednesday celebrated a different kind of border project: a new pedestrian inspection facility for northbound border crossers at the San Ysidro Port of Entry.
U.S. Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) defended his co-sponsorship of the Keeping Families Together Act, which would immediately halt separating families at the U.S.-Mexico border, as the right thing to do. Noting border issues are “complicated,” Peters said asylum seekers “have a right to a hearing and we want to give them that.” Concerning asylum seekers, Peters said, “There’s no reason not to treat them humanely.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded a $7.94 million grant to the San Diego Regional Task Force on the Homeless (RTFH) to help identify homeless youth in San Diego and connect them to housing services.
San Diego Congressman Scott Peters said the U.S. should to go back to the "catch and release" policies of the Obama administration.
A federal judge says he is having second thoughts about his belief that the Trump administration was acting in good faith to comply with his orders to reunify families separated at the border.
The Justice Department on Friday filed a plan to reunify more than 2,500 children age five and older by a court-imposed deadline of July 26 using "truncated" procedures to verify parentage and perform background checks.