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Congressman Anthony Brown’s Statement on House Passage of the Build Back Better Act

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“This legislation recognizes the challenges facing working families and our country, as we continue to Build Back Better following the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and look toward a brighter future. We know that we can’t leave anyone or any community behind."

Brown, Cortez-Masto Introduce Legislation to Protect Young, Elderly, LGBTQ+, Religious And Ethnic Minorities, Families And Other Vulnerable Immigrants From Detention

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) and Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) introduced the Alternatives to Detention Act of 2021, H.R.5347, which would shift certain vulnerable populations of migrants, out of incarceration and into alternatives to detention. A recent increase in migrants and asylum seekers, particularly from Haiti, has put a strain on administration capacity ...

Congressman Anthony Brown: We Cannot Ignore the Plight of Haitian Refugees, nor the Graphic, Shocking Images of Intimidation by Officers

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) released the following statement in response to the deportation of Haitian asylum seekers and horrendous images of mistreatment on the southern border: “I am deeply concerned with the reported mistreatment of Haitian migrants at the hands of Border Patrol officers on our southern border. These asylum seekers deserve decency, compassion and a ...

U.S. House Budget Reconciliation Package Would Provide Path to Citizenship

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A provision tucked in the $3.5 trillion federal budget reconciliation package would direct Congress to chart a path for citizenship for millions of undocumented people. If passed, the House provision would provide a pathway to citizenship for those in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, often referred to as Dreamers; farmworkers; those who hold a Temporary Protected Status, meaning...

Brown Secures More than $16 Million for Community Projects in Appropriations Bill

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“Our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic calls for new investments in the future of our communities. Cumulatively, this funding will help improve quality of life for residents of Prince George’s and Anne Arundel Counties by supporting critical educational, public health, public safety, and environmental initiatives.”

Sen. Van Hollen, Rep. Brown Lead New Bicameral Push to Protect Cameroonians in the Face of Mounting Violence

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WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen and U.S. Representative Anthony Brown (both D-Md.) led a bicameral group of lawmakers in a letter urging President Joe Biden and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to designate Cameroon for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) or Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) due to ongoing armed conflicts and increasingly severe violence ...

Congressman Anthony Brown Advocates for Cameroonian Refugees in ICE Custody

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) released the following statement calling on Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to immediately halt the deportation of Cameroonian and other African asylum-seekers: “The American people resoundingly rejected the Trump Administration’s inhumane and cruel immigration policies. I am deeply concerned with a Trump-appointed judge stepping in...

Congressman Anthony Brown: “Through Unity, President Biden Will Lead Our Country to Overcome the Challenges We Face”

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“President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have called on all Americans to come together in order to build our country back. Through unity, President Biden will lead our nation to overcome the challenges we face from the pandemic, a struggling economy, racial disparities and climate change. "

A Maryland immigrant hoped to delay his deportation until Biden took office. It didn’t work.

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Edgar Diaz-Palma was driving to a local bakery last month to buy breakfast for his children when a black, unmarked SUV behind him flipped on its lights. Diaz-Palma pulled over, and an officer told the 42-year-old father of three that he had made an illegal U-turn, according to his attorney. The officer asked for Diaz-Palma’s license, and moments later told the Langley Park resident that he had a ...

Congressman Anthony Brown: “I am Deeply Concerned by the Trump Administration’s Planned Deportation and Alleged Mistreatment of Cameroonian Asylum Seekers.”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Armed Services Committee Vice Chair Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) released the following statement calling for an end to the deportations of Cameroonian asylum seekers by the Trump Administration: “I am deeply concerned by the Trump Administration’s planned deportation and alleged mistreatment of Cameroonian asylum seekers. Cameroon's Anglophone minority has faced e...

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