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February 23, 2017 In The News
Immigration was also part of the discussion at Thursday’s symposium, particularly in the aftermath of President Trump’s three executive bans on immigration.Panetta said immigrants are a critical part of the workforce and Trump’s executive orders on immigration would be a hit on the hospitality industry, too. “It definitely won’t be as big as an impact as agriculture, but it will be devastating for all of our economy here,” Panetta said.
February 23, 2017 In The News
“I was honored and humbled to visit with the students personally and hear and see these young kids who are anywhere from 19 to their early 20s – how much they appreciated being able to learn the language and have the teachers and the facilities to do so,” said Panetta, visibly impressed by his classroom experience.
February 18, 2017 In The News

APTOS -- The bout of storms that battered Santa Cruz County and much of Northern California has taken a toll, eroding away roads that have stood for decades and toppling trees.

February 18, 2017 In The News

Congressmen Jimmy Panetta toured parts of Aptos hit hard by recent storms Saturday.

“Being in Washington is fine but this is what the job is about,” said Panetta. “Having boots on the ground so that you can make sure that you help the community here that you represent.”

February 16, 2017 In The News
U.S. Rep. Jimmy Panetta, D-Carmel Valley, is a co-sponsor of the Military Infrastructure Consolidation and Efficiency Act of 2017 with Rep. Adam Smith, D-Washington. The bill would require a round of BRAC, but Panetta says the bill includes language emphasizing that the military would have to prioritize professional military education “as an important part of military readiness and training,” in determining which facilities to cut.
February 13, 2017 In The News

When the office of newly-elected Congressman Jimmy Panetta, D-Carmel Valley, planned a Feb. 12 town hall meeting in Salinas about immigration, it was before news reports of raids and mass arrests of undocumented immigrants over the weekend. 

February 12, 2017 In The News

SALINAS, Calif. - In the face of uncertainty and anger, more than 200 people packed the Steinbeck Hall in Hartnell Community College to gain clarity.

"I get really emotional around this because what’s happening now is not who we are,” said Cindy Muscarello of Salinas.

February 12, 2017 In The News

Salinas -- Hundreds of people turned out Sunday afternoon at a town hall meeting on immigration organized by Rep. Jimmy Panetta at Hartnell College.

There was standing room only in the Monterey Room at the college, which hosted the event.

February 12, 2017 In The News

SALINAS — News of expanding immigration raids, leading to more than 160 detentions in Los Angeles last week, has sent waves of fear through the state's rural fields and farmlands, where growers and immigrant laborers alike are bracing for possible crackdowns on the state’s agricultural heartland.

February 12, 2017 In The News

Fears, anxiety and in many cases anger in the wake of President Trump’s executive orders on immigration, drew a tremendous crowd of at least several hundred that packed the student center on Sunday afternoon at Hartnell College in Salinas for an immigration town hall.

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