The DeSaulnier Digest: Upcoming Webinar on Navigating the Immigration System and Updates from DC

May 24, 2021
DeSaulnier Digest

Interested in what has changed at United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) under the Biden Administration? Have a specific question about the visa process or where to start if you are applying for citizenship? Join us on Friday, May 28th at 12:00 p.m. PT for a webinar with special guest Jennifer LaForce, USCIS Community Relations Officer, San Francisco District. We will discuss the latest updates from USCIS and take your questions.

To RSVP and submit a question for the town hall, click here or on the image below. You will receive a Zoom link email prior to the event. For questions, please contact our office at (925) 933-2660.

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Congressman DeSaulnier Presses for Answers about January 6th Insurrection

Congressman DeSaulnier was in the Capitol on January 6th and, as the insurrectionists took the building, was evacuated by Capitol Police, who risked their lives to protect the entire Capitol community. We owe it to these brave men and women to ensure that the events of that day receive a full and fair review. To get to the bottom of what happened and to ensure that there are resources in place to stop this from ever happening again, Congressman DeSaulnier recently supported two bills. First was the National Commission to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol Complex Act (H.R. 3233), which would create a commission to investigate the facts and causes of the January 6th attack on the Capitol as well as the influencing factors that may have provoked the attack on our democracy. Second was the Emergency Security Supplemental to Respond to January 6th Appropriations Act (H.R. 3237), which would provide $1.9 billion to cover the costs of the insurrection and protect the Capitol for those who visit and work there. Congressman DeSaulnier was proud to vote in support of both of these bills, which are the very least we can do to help protect our democracy and show our support for the men and women of the Capitol police.

COMMITTEE UPDATE

Congressman DeSaulnier Testifies on the Need to Condemn Asian Hate

The Atlanta shooting that took the lives of 8 innocent people this March was just one example of the anti-Asian hate that has been on the rise this past year. Last week, Congressman DeSaulnier testified at the House Committee on Rules on the need to stand with the Asian community & condemn this violence on the House Floor. Watch his full testimony by clicking here or on the image below.

 Congressman DeSaulnier Demands Answers on the High Cost of Prescription Drugs 

The issue of high drug costs is personal for Congressman DeSaulnier. To manage his cancer, he has taken a pill that costs $500 per day in the U.S., but only $30 per month in Australia. For the 27 million Americans who don't have health insurance, these sort of life-saving drugs are out of reach. Congressman DeSaulnier held AbbVie Pharmaceuticals accountable at a Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing about its anticompetitive practices that contribute to these exorbitant costs. You can tune into this discussion by clicking here or on the image below.

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