ROYAL OAKS — Monterey Mushrooms hosted Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, Rep. Jimmy Panetta, D-Carmel Valley, agriculture leaders and farmworkers at its facility in North Monterey County for a tour and roundtable discussion on Friday.
As the grandson of immigrants who realized the American dream of freedom, prosperity, and equality, I firmly believe that diversity within our country must be valued, not belittled.
We must never forget that being American means that we bear the burden to serve one another and welcome people of all religions and nationalities who are willing to come here and share in that responsibility.
I have made bipartisan immigration reform one of my top priorities in Congress. I will readily accept the chance to work across the aisle to develop an effective solution for immigrant families and individuals who call our district home.
On October 10, 2018, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) posted a proposed rule change in the Federal Register to deny permanent residency for legal immigrants who use public benefits, including food assistance, Medicaid, and Section 8 housing vouchers. DHS will be collecting public comments for 60 days, through December 10, 2018. Comments can be made through the Federal Register web portal, found by clicking here or at https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=USCIS-2010-0012-0001 and click on "comment now."
Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) released the following statement to encourage residents living on the central coast of California to participate and share their comments:
"I hope that everyone in our community on the central coast of California will speak out and participate in this public comment period. It is crucial that the Administration hears about and understands the ramifications of the proposed new rule that would punish legal immigrants for accessing basic needs programs. It is important that we share our opinions with DHS about such a radical departure from current policy."
On September 22, DHS posted an advance copy of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) related to the public charge ground of inadmissibility, before formally publishing the NPRM in the Federal Register. The publication of the NPRM in the Federal Register will open a 60-day public comment period allowing members of the public to provide input on DHS’ proposal.
After the comment period ends, DHS will carefully consider public comments and eventually publish a final rule in the Federal Register reflecting the date on which that final rule will go into effect.
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Congressman Panetta joined more than 100 House Democrats in posting a comment to the Federal Register., arguing that the proposed rule undermines the intent of Congress.
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The most recent election results show Panetta getting 79 percent of the vote compared this his challenger Ronald Paul Kabat, who has received 21 percent.
Kabat was out of town on vacation and unavailable, his staff said Wednesday.
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SALINAS, Calif. —U.S. Rep. Jimmy Panetta introduced the Farmworker Housing Improvement Act Tuesday to enhance affordable housing resources for farmworkers.
"On the Central Coast of California, there is an acute need for available and affordable farmworker housing," Panetta said.
Today, Congressman Jimmy (CA-20) introduced the Farmworker Housing Improvement Act enhancing affordable housing resources and promoting program transparency.
“On the central coast of California, there is an acute need for available and affordable farmworker housing,” said Congressman Panetta. “My legislation will address such a shortage by strengthening the Farm Labor Housing Loan and Grant Program, improving access to information for local non-profits, and increasing quality housing options for our farmworker community.”