Immigration

Congressman Horsford is fighting for comprehensive immigration reform that protects our national security while bringing families together rather than tearing them apart. 

Congressman Horsford is an original co-sponsor of the Dream and Promise Act of 2019, a landmark bill that will create a path to citizenship for dreamers and protect Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) recipients from being forced to leave the country they love. 

In January 2019, Congressman Horsford presided over the House of Representatives’ vote to provide $1.6 billion in funding for smart, effective, border security. 
 
In February 2019, Congressman Horsford voted in favor of nearly $1 billion in funding to prevent the flow of illegal drugs across the U.S. border. That funding included:
 $564 million to install non-intrusive inspection equipment at ports of entry
 $113 million for additional air and marine assets
 $100 million for new border security technology
 $77 million for opioid detection equipment; and $59 million for 600 new Customs officers.   
 
During his previous term in the House, Congressman Horsford was an original co-sponsor of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act - a bipartisan, comprehensive reform bill that would have provided a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and strengthened border security. 

More on Immigration

April 21, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, Congressman Steven Horsford voted to pass the NO BAN Act, which strengthens the Immigration and Nationality Act to prohibit discrimination on the basis of religion and limits presidential powers to issue future travel bans.

March 18, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Steven Horsford voted to pass the American Dream and Promise Act of 2021 and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2021.

March 13, 2021 Press Release

NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV — Today, Congressman Steven Horsford hosted a live-streamed meeting with leaders from Southern Nevada’s immigrant communities to discuss provisions in the American Rescue Plan that will benefit immigrants, and key legislative initiatives that he is working to advance this Congress, including the U.S. Citizenship Act and the American Dream and Promise Act.

February 18, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Steven Horsford introduced the bicameral U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, the Biden Administration’s big, bold, and inclusive vision for immigration reform. This legislation would reverse the damage of the Trump administration’s cruel immigration policies and take key steps to protect immigrant families, secure our borders, and better manage migration across the hemisphere.

January 20, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Steven Horsford released the following statement on the executive actions signed by President Biden on his first day in office.

“On the campaign trail, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris pledged to rebuild our nation. Today on their first day in the White House they have already begun to deliver on that promise,” said Congressman Steven Horsford.

December 22, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC -- Congressman Steven Horsford voted in favor of H.R. 133 – Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, an omnibus spending package to responsibly fund the government and invest in critical priorities.

October 2, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C.  – Today, Congressman Steven Horsford (NV-04), voted in favor of House Resolution 1153 to condemn medical practices at the Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC), in Ocilla, Georgia, which may have resulted in unwanted and unnecessary surgeries without individuals full, informed patient consent. In some cases, reports have shown that these surgeries resulted in life altering injuries to the reproductive health of immigrant women held at the facility. 

 

September 17, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Steven Horsford (NV-04) joined 173 Members of the House in a letter urging U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Inspector General Joseph Cuffari to open an investigation into a recent whistleblower complaint alleging jarring medical negligence of detainees at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center in Georgia, including mass hysterectomies being performed on women without informed consent. 

September 15, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Today, Congressman Steven Horsford (NV-04) released the following statement after the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on September 14th to allow the Trump Administration to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for hundreds of thousands of immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan. 

September 3, 2020 Press Release

Pahrump, Nev. — Today, Congressman Steven Horsford (NV-04), Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) conducted a congressional oversight visit at the Nevada Southern Detention Center in Pahrump, NV in an effort to bring transparency to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) treatment of its detainees. Members toured the detention center to examine the conditions of the facility after reports of a growing number of COVID-19 cases.