Homeland Security, Public Safety and Immigration

Common Sense Police Reform

Time and time again as a nation, we’ve witnessed Black people being unjustly killed at the hands of those who are supposed to protect and serve. Now, we must face head-on the long-standing, deep racial inequities that too many Black Americans face. There is a broad coalition within North Texas, and across the country, calling out for real change. This is not a Republican or Democratic issue. It is time we implemented common-sense reforms that will restore trust in our law enforcement and ensure justice.

 

Allred supports The Justice in Policing Act, a bill led by the Congressional Black Caucus that is a first-ever, bold, comprehensive approach to police reform. It will hold police accountable, end racial profiling, change the culture of law enforcement, empower our communities, and build trust between law enforcement and our communities by addressing systemic racism and bias to help save lives. This bill reinvests in our communities by supporting critical community-based programs to change the culture of law enforcement and empower our communities to reimagine public safety in an equitable and just way. Learn more about the bill here.

 

Homeland Security and Immigration

Congressman Allred will take a pragmatic approach to reforming our broken immigration system. He is fighting to ensure we secure our border, and our ports of entry using 21st century technology to tackle the complicated problems we face. Congressman Allred is working toward ending the piecemeal approach and passing comprehensive reform that would create a path to citizenship for longtime residents who have paid their taxes and obeyed our laws. He believes strongly that people who were brought here as children and are covered by DACA should be protected.

 

Gun Violence Prevention

There is so much we agree on as a nation to address gun violence. Too many lives have been taken from us and Congress must act. Congressman Allred supports keeping our neighborhoods and schools safe with common-sense gun safety measures such as universal, instant background checks, keeping weapons of war out of local communities and closing loopholes to keep guns out of the hands of violent criminals and domestic abusers.

 

 

 

More on Homeland Security, Public Safety and Immigration

September 23, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), today voted for the National Defense Authorization Act of 2021 (NDAA) which authorizes funding for the United States Military’s operations, programs and personnel.

June 29, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today released the following statement thanking First Lady Dr. Jill Biden for visiting the Conrad High School vaccination site in Dallas and encouraging North Texans to get vaccinated.

June 24, 2021 In The News

Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) introduced the Open RAN Outreach Act, a bipartisan bill to strengthen the diversity of U.S. wireless networks and protect the supply chain from reliance on untrusted technology companies.

June 9, 2021 In The News

By Colin Allred, Stephen Morgan

When we met as part of the British-American Parliamentary Exchange in 2019, we never imagined the gravity of the events we would face in public service.

The last year has seen great turbulence on both sides of the Atlantic, from Brexit to presidential elections and a global pandemic. These events, era-defining in and of themselves, have been underpinned by a creeping challenge to objective truth that poses a fundamental threat to our democracies.

June 3, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –  Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) joined members of the Texas congressional delegation from both sides of the aisle in urging the Department of Defense to review how changing population demographics impact the needs of National Guard Bureaus. Allred and his colleagues asked that the Administration work with them to help Texas’ National Guard keep pace with the needs of the state’s growing population.

May 28, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today released the following statement after most Republicans in the Senate voted to block legislation that would form a bipartisan commission tasked with investigating the deadly insurrection. Six Senate Republicans voted in favor of the commission and the bill fell short of the 60 vote threshold to advance legislation. 

May 28, 2021 In The News

Dallas Rep. Colin Allred, a Democrat, accused Republicans of enabling Trump’s ongoing efforts to undermine democracy and rule of law.

“This bill presented us with a stark choice – stand with law enforcement and protect our democracy and our Capitol – or continue to give credence to the Big Lie,” he said, asserting that Senate Republicans chose “shallow partisanship and loyalty to the former President over what is best for our nation.”

May 19, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today released the following statement after voting for bipartisan legislation to establish a commission tasked with investigating the deadly insurrection.

May 18, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today voted to pass the bipartisan COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act to improve hate crime reporting and combat incidences of hate-related violence, with a particular focus on the dramatic rise in anti-Asian hate incidents seen across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic. This bill was passed by the House with strong bipartisan support and, having already passed the Senate, is headed to President Biden to be signed into law.

March 18, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), today voted in favor of the American Dream and Promise Act of 2021. Allred is an original cosponsor of the measure which passed the House with bipartisan support.