Homeland Security and Immigration


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 and Immigration

January 24, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) led a bipartisan group of Texas members of the U.S. House in writing a letter to President Trump urging swift approval of Governor Abbott’s disaster declaration request. If approved, it would make much-needed disaster relief funds available to Texans affected in Dallas, Cameron and Erath counties.      

December 17, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), released the following statement after voting in support of the bipartisan Appropriations bills that will fund the government through September 30, 2020: 

“I am encouraged that leaders in both parties were able to come together and forge a bipartisan compromise to keep our government open and working for the American people. 

November 20, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, voted to pass the SAFER Pipelines Act out of committee today. The bill reauthorizes pipeline safety programs overseen by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).

October 29, 2019 Casework Success Stories

Ngoni came to Dallas as a refugee from Zimbabwe. While he waited for his asylum case to process, he worked at a local church, helping with prison ministry and outreach to the church’s Zimbabwean congregants. Later, he continued the studies he pursued in Zimbabwe by earning a master’s degree in Theology at a local university, and the church he served offered him a full time position as a pastor.

October 23, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today helped lead the call for passage of the Stopping Harmful Interference in Elections for a Lasting Democracy (SHIELD) Act. Allred cosponsored the bill and it is expected to pass the House today. 

Allred released the following statement after speaking a press conference earlier today:

October 21, 2019 Casework Success Stories

Tetsade and her family immigrated from Brazil to Dallas so she and her husband could further their studies. After receiving her doctorate in neuroscience, Tetsade was offered a position at a local research institution conducting lab research on the nervous system. She was excited about this project because it would allow her to contribute to the development of medications aiding in pain relief.

October 7, 2019 Casework Success Stories

Jishan immigrated from Bangladesh to Dallas on a student visa to pursue his education. When he completed his master’s degree, he applied for a work permit so he could pursue Optional Practical Training (OPT). OPT allows international students to gain more work experience specifically in their field of study, after their student visas expire.

September 9, 2019 In The News

El congresista Colin Allred habla con Miguelangel Pinero sobre los temas de salud, crímenes de odio y las armas de fuego.

July 25, 2019 Casework Success Stories

After serving alongside our troops as a translator in Iraq for the U.S. Army, Jinan immigrated to the United States and settled in Dallas to begin her new life. As part of her transition to life in the U.S., Jinan applied for a green card. After serving alongside the U.S. Army, she was incredibly excited to become a U.S. citizen, and receiving a green card was the first step.

July 12, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), today voted for the National Defense Authorization Act of 2019 (NDAA) which included two Allred led amendments that will help bring research investment to Texas universities. The bill authorizes funding for the United States military’s operations, programs and personnel.