Congresswoman Barbara Lee

Representing the 13th District of California


More on Immigration

Jan 29, 2014
In The News

WASHINGTON - President Obama, in his 2014 State of the Union speech here last night, defined narrowing of the unprecedented wealth gap in America as a major task facing the nation.

He delivered what was essentially a call for progressive approaches on a host of issues that he passionately argued were needed to keep alive the "American dream," while having to navigate through political channels heavily circumscribed by far-right Republican obstructionism.

"No one who works full time should have to live in poverty," he declared.

Dec 21, 2013
In The News

The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) on Friday announced that CAPAC Members are fasting in support of the Fast for Families campaign.

Dec 12, 2013
Press Release

December 12, 2013
Contact: Carrie Adams (202) 225-2661

Washington, D.C.— Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) joined Fast for Families: A Call for Immigration Reform and Citizenship in a solidarity fast, where she will abstain from solid food for 24 hours to stand alongside immigration rights activists from the faith, business, advocacy, and human rights communities calling for comprehensive immigration reform.

Oct 8, 2013
Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Congressman Luis Gutierrez, Congressman John Lewis and others joined comprehensive immigration reform advocates for “Camino Americano: Rally and March for Immigration, Dignity, and Respect.”
Aug 2, 2013
Press Release
Yesterday, Congresswoman Barbara Lee highlighted a new report demonstrating the economic benefits of comprehensive immigration reform to the families, businesses, and communities of California. The study makes clear that commonsense reform will boost job creation, expand the economy, and strengthen the economic security of workers and the middle class.
Jun 18, 2013
Press Release
Today, Rep. Barbara Lee joined a press conference and released the following statement on HR 2278, the "Strengthen and Fortify Enforcement Act."
Mar 29, 2013
In The News

OCO was a key partner in an immigration forum that Congresswoman Barbara Lee held in Oakland on March 26.

More than 300 people from Oakland Community Organizations, labor unions and social service agencies packed St. Elizabeth High School to ask the congresswoman to be a voice for the 11 million aspiring citizens living in the U.S.

Mar 27, 2013
Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) hosted a comprehensive immigration reform forum at St. Elizabeth’s High School in Oakland, Calif. Congresswoman Lee was joined by Oakland Councilmember Noel Gallo and representatives from Oakland Community Organizations, Asian Law Caucus, Spanish Speaking Citizens Foundation, Centro Legal de la Raza, Oakland Chinatown Chamber, Priority Africa Network, and the Alameda Labor Council. Congresswoman Lee released the following statement.
Mar 25, 2013
In The News

House members near and far, and from both sides of the aisle, are holding forums to hear their constituents’ thoughts on immigration reform.

Feb 13, 2013
Press Release
Congresswoman Lee releases a statement in response to President Obama's State of the Union Address to Congress.