“Foster youth may be particularly vulnerable to financial hardship and food and housing insecurity during this time,” they wrote to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
On March 12, 2020, Chairman Nadler originally requested information from DOJ about their handling of the health crisis. To date, he has not received a response. Given the urgency of the global health pandemic, Nadler and Bass are renewing the request.
Effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020, Congressmember Karen Bass’ team members will be principally working from home during normal business hours. Both offices have instituted continuity of operations procedures (COOP) to ensure constituent services are not interrupted during this extraordinary period.
“Last year, I had the opportunity to meet with Kyung Joo Lee, a 90-year-old Korean American man who has not seen his three older brothers and his older sister since he fled North Korea more than 70 years ago,” said Rep. Bass. “Tears streamed down his face during that meeting as he held my hands and urged me to do what I can to help Korean families to be reunited.
"Imagine you’re an 8 year old child in a country you’ve never been to hundreds of miles from a home you will never see again and you’re walked into a courtroom with zero people in it. All that’s there is a TV screen showing you a judge, an ICE attorney and your interpreter.
During a meeting with Administrator Dickson in October 2019, Caucus members expressed serious concerns about airplane and helicopter noise and the FAA’s lack of responsiveness to impacted communities.
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