Immigration

A proud son of immigrants from Mexico, Alex knows firsthand the enormous contributions that immigrants make to our communities and our economy, and he has prioritized immigration reform since the day he was sworn in to the U.S. Senate. As the first ever Latino to chair the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Safety, he is leading the fight for immigration reform and a pathway to citizenship for immigrants.

The very first bill Alex introduced as a U.S. Senator would create a pathway to citizenship for the immigrant essential workers who have bravely worked on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. In May 2022, he joined farm workers picking crops to experience how strenuous the work is and to hear their perspective on what a pathway to citizenship would mean for them. Alex is also the lead sponsor of a bipartisan bill to provide a pathway to citizenship for “Documented Dreamers”—the children of long-term visa holders who may face deportation after age 21 without a green card or other immigration status. And for the brave men and women who choose to serve our country in uniform, Alex has introduced legislation to ensure that veterans are not subject to deportation.

Recent News

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Safety, delivered remarks on the Senate floor opposing the Border Act being voted on today in the Senate, and condemning...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Safety, Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) led 15 Senators in...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Safety, Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Ben...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Safety, delivered remarks on the Senate floor opposing the Border Act being voted on today in the Senate, and condemning...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Safety, Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) led 15 Senators in...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Safety, Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Ben...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In case you missed it, the Associated Press recently highlighted Senator Alex Padilla’s (D-Calif.), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Safety, resounding leadership on immigration at a critical time for immigrant communities...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Safety, issued the following statement after the Senate agreed that the articles of impeachment against U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Safety, and U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, along with 26 Senators, urged U.S. Citizenship and...
CALIFORNIA — Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) issued the following statement on the passing of Peter Schey, human rights attorney and Executive Director and President at the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law:  “From successfully helping fend off California’s...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Safety, and U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, led 17 Senate Democrats in requesting...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Safety, announced that Dr. Denisse Rojas Marquez, a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient, will be his guest at President...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) issued the following statement after the Senate passed a national security supplemental funding bill by a bipartisan vote of 70-29, including significant funding for aid to American allies and humanitarian assistance...
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