Border Security

Top Judiciary & Homeland Democrats Condemn Deployment of Tactical CBP Agents to Various Cities in U.S.

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Washington, D.C. – In response to reports that U.S. Customs and Border Protection will deploy law enforcement tactical units to targeted cities in retaliation for their immigration policies, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship Chair Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), and Subcommittee ... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement at El Paso Field Hearing on "Oversight of the Trump Administration's Border Policies and the Relationship Between Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric and Domestic Terrorism"

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El Paso, T.X. – Today, House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following statement at a Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship hearing on "Oversight of the Trump Administration's Border Policies and the Relationship Between Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric and Domestic Terrorism:" "I want to begin by thanking my esteemed colleague, Representative Escobar, for welcoming us to El P... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for Hearing on "Oversight of Family Separation and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Short-Term Custody Under the Trump Administration"

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Washington, D.C. –Today, House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening statement for the hearing on "Oversight of Family Separation and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Short-Term Custody under the Trump Administration:" "In February, the Judiciary Committee held a hearing to examine the Trump Administration’s indefensible and repugnant family separation policy.... Read more »

House Judiciary Committee Passes Humanitarian Standards for Individuals in Customs and Border Protection Custody Act

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Washington, D.C. –Today, the House Judiciary Committee voted 18-13 to report H.R. 3239, the Humanitarian Standards for Individuals in Customs and Border Protection Custody Act, to the full House for a vote. The legislation, authored by Representative Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-CA), requires all individuals in Customs and Border Protection (CBP) custody to receive an initial medical screening and sets cer... Read more »

Nadler, Lofgren Statement on Resignation of DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen

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Today, House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship Chair Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) released the following statement on the resignation of Secretary of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen: "Throughout her tenure as Homeland Security Secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen consistently refused to take responsibility for her actions. From her cruel and un-American fami... Read more »

Nadler Statement in Support of Overriding President Trump's Veto of Resolution Nullifying National Emergency Declaration

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Today, House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), delivered the following remarks, as prepared, in support of overriding President Trump's veto of H.J.Res. 46, a resolution to prevent the President from diverting military construction funds for an unnecessary wall at the southern border: "Madam Speaker, I rise in strong support of overriding the President's veto of H.J. Res. 46. "One month ag... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Opening Statement for Subcommittee Hearing on President Trump's National Emergency Declaration

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening remarks during a Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties hearing on the National Emergencies Act of 1976, which President Trump is attempting to exploit to build a wall along the southern border: "Thank you, Chairman Cohen. And thank you for convening this hearing on this imp... Read more »

Senior Judiciary Democrats Demand Answers after Trump Declares National Emergency at the Southern Border

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), along with the Judiciary Subcommittee Chairs and Vice Chair, sent a letter to President Donald Trump to demand answers after he declared a national emergency at the southern border and to request hearings with White House Counsel Pat A. Cipollone and Justice Department officials. In addition to the letter, Chairman Nadler released th... Read more »