What Hank Believes
Congressman Johnson is a staunch supporter of DACA, TPS, refugees and immigrants who come to America for a better life for themselves and their children.
• Hank has zero tolerance for children being held in cages at detention centers, where they sleep on the cold floor.
• Hank has zero tolerance for children being jailed and deprived of a human touch. We have zero tolerance for a Trump policy that deprives children of ever being reunited with their parents.
• Hank believes we are a nation of laws, but we are also a nation of immigrants. Most Americans have parents or grandparents who immigrated to this country, and we know the hardships they faced, from learning the language to dealing with prejudice.
• Hank believes we must secure our borders, require employers to comply with common-sense laws that benefit our country, and expect immigrants who want to stay here to do what people who have come to our shores in search of a better life have always done: obey our laws, learn our language, and pay taxes, while earning the chance to become tax-paying American citizens.
What Hank Has Done
• Went to Hartsfield-Jackson Internation Airport to help American citizens when they were detained by Trump's illegal Muslim ban in 2017.
• Marched on the frontlines with thousands of peaceful protestors in Atlanta to denounce the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy.
• Hosted a Fourth District Muslim, Refugee and Immigrant Listening Session at the Clarkston Community Center to fight against the divisive Trump Administration and the GOP Congressional immigration and refugee policies.
• Introduced H. Res. 1073 to increase the number of refugees fleeing violence and persecution that can be admitted into the United States.
• Voted for H.R. 3401, a $4.5 billion emergency border supplemental appropriations bill to address the urgent humanitarian situation at our Southern border. The bill provides significant funding for priorities to meet the needs of vulnerable children, including food, water, medical services, legal assistance, support services for unaccompanied children, alternatives to detention, and refugee services. The bill also contains important oversight provisions to hold the Administration accountable and to insist the Administration start to protect the rights of immigrants.
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Since Christopher Columbus first disembarked on the island of Cuba in the 15th century and brought infectious disease on an unsuspecting population — rendering indigenous people feverish and lifeless — foreigners have dictated Cuba’s destiny. The cornerstone of their approach has been remarkably consistent. Irrespective of which great power was at play, all have pursued a similar course of action: Might is right.
Little has changed in the intervening centuries.
DECATUR, GA – Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) issued the following statement after President Joe Biden delivered his Address to a Joint Session of Congress tonight in Washington.
As our communities and economy have been ravaged by COVID-19, the country has come together to recognize the sacrifices of those filling essential roles to keep our nation safe and moving forward.
While we all recognize America’s essential workforce, we must not forget about the millions of immigrants who go under-recognized — and often unappreciated — for their outsized contributions and service to our country.
Chorus of Georgians To Come Together to Highlight the Essential Work of Our State’s Immigrant Community
To say 2020 has been a challenging year is an understatement. Many of us have lost loved ones and all of us have faced hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic during this difficult and trying year.
The good news is vaccines are now being administered to frontline and healthcare workers – and will soon be available to senior citizens and people with underlying conditions. By the spring and summer, younger and healthier people should be able to get vaccinated as well.
Congressman: Private company, ICE makes a living by feasting on the misery of the detainees
Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04), chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, participated in a Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) and House Judiciary Committee oversight visit to investigate Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, where multiple immigrant women have been subjected to alleged hysterectomies and other medical procedures performed without their consent.
“I work overseas as a science teacher. Unfortunately, a few weeks before my scheduled flight I realized my passport was missing.
ATLANTA, GA – Today, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04), chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, participated in a Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) and House Judiciary Committee oversight visit to investigate Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, where multiple immigrant women have been subjected to alleged hysterectomies and other medical procedures performed without their consent.
In these trying times it is often difficult to find a bright spot, but Asian & Pacific Islander American (AAPI) Heritage Month give us the chance to do just that.