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.
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After immigrating to the United States from China, Lan enrolled at the University of Texas at Dallas to further her education and pursue the American dream. This year, she graduated with her PhD and was excited to receive a job offer starting in May. Lan knew that she would need a work permit before she could start working, so she sent an application to US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) months before her scheduled start date.
The Justice in Policing Act is the first-ever, bold, comprehensive approach to 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.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today participated in a virtual town hall with employees at Match, which is headquartered in Dallas, in the 32nd District of Texas. The discussion was moderated by Hesam Hosseini, the CEO of Match and Match Affinity.
Democratic Congressman Colin Allred represents Dallas and other North Texas communities and is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, which is said to be considering 50 different pieces of legislation.
Rep. Colin Allred, D-Dallas, also condemned rioting, writing Sunday that the violence “should not drown out the message of the many who are in pain.”
Allred continued that repeated killings of black people at the hands of police and systemic racism have created an atmosphere of grief in Dallas.
[Dallas] has always been a city with vastly different outcomes based on where you live and what you look like,” he wrote. “That history is still very much with us, and it is something we have to acknowledge if we are going to deliver real, equitable change.”
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today released the following statement after he and members of the Texas Congressional Delegation sent a letter urging the Trump Administration to approve Governor Abbott’s appeal so Texas can receive disaster relief funds to help those impacted by the October 20 tornado. In April, Texas was denied these funds by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) released the following statement in support of the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) led a bipartisan effort with 19 of his House colleagues to urge the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide assistance and expertise to address challenges on the frontlines of the outbreak.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) voted for the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, a bipartisan relief package for workers and communities.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today voted for the bipartisan Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, which provides $8.3 billion in emergency funding to combat the coronavirus epidemic.