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

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.  

March 10, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) voted to pass the American Rescue Plan Act. When signed into law, this bill will establish a national vaccination program as well as support comprehensive testing and tracing, put money in the pockets of Americans and provide relief for small businesses, and, through investments in doing so safely, get kids back in school and people back in jobs.

March 10, 2021 In The News

U.S. Rep. Colin Allred (D-TX 32nd District) will host a telephone town hall on available assistance for North Texans affected by last month's winter storm.

March 8, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) led his bipartisan colleagues, Reps. Jack Bergman (MI-01), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03), Joe Neguse (CO-02), and Andy Kim (NJ-03), in introducing the Homeland and Cyber Threat (HACT) Act. This bill would allow Americans to make claims in federal or state courts against foreign states that conduct or engage in cyberattacks against Americans. 

March 5, 2021 In The News

Lines of cars were busy filing into the community coronavirus vaccination center at Fair Park on Friday. Members of Congress from the Dallas area visited. 

“This is incredible,” Representative Colin Allred said, as he watched cars moving through the tents.