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NADLER STATEMENT ON “DISCLOSING FOREIGN INFLUENCE ACT”

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY.) delivered the following remarks during the House Judiciary Committee’s markup of “H.R. 4170, the “ Disclosing Foreign Influence Act.” H.R. 4170, the “Disclosing Foreign Influence Act,” appears to be a good faith attempt to strengthen the Department of Justice’s ability to enforce the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, or ... Read more »

NADLER & THOMPSON: NEW DHS/DOJ TERRORISM REPORT IS MISLEADING & PERPETUATES TRUMP’S ANTI-IMMIGRANT VIEWS

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House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler and House Homeland Security Ranking Member Bennie Thompson today released a joint statement in response to amisleading report released by the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security regarding terrorism in America. “Today, the Trump Administration released a report that purports to claim that foreign-born individuals commit t... Read more »

Nadler Welcomes New Judiciary Democrat & Announces Subcommittee Assignments for Second Session of 115th Congress

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House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (NY-10) welcomed Congresswoman Val Demings (FL-10) to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee and announced the new subcommittee structure for the second session of the 115th Congress. “I am pleased to welcome Congresswoman Val Demings to the House Judiciary Committee. Congresswoman Demings will bring invaluable real world experience to our commi... Read more »

Ahead of DOJ Oversight Hearing, House Judiciary Committee Democrats Put Sessions on Notice

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Today, ahead of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on November 14, 2017, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) led a letter signed by every Democratic member of the House Judiciary Committee to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The letter was signed by every Democratic member of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, including: Rep... Read more »

Statement: Ranking Member Conyers on the Oversight of the United States Refugee Admissions Program

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers Jr. (D-MI.) delivered the following remarks the House Judiciary Committee’s hearing on Oversight of the United States Refugee Admissions Program, before the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security WATCH HERE Over the course of today’s hearing on the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program, there are several factors I want our witnesses t... Read more »

CONYERS LEADS MEMBERS OF CONGRESS IN FILING AMICUS BRIEF OPPOSING SHERIFF JOE ARPAIO’S MOTION TO VACATE HIS CONVICTION FOLLOWING TRUMP’S PARDON

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY ), Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security Ranking Member Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations Ranking Member Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Subcommittee on the Consti... Read more »

STATEMENT OF THE HONORABLE JOHN CONYERS, JR.IN OPPOSITION TO H.R. 3697, THE “CRIMINAL ALIEN GANG MEMBER REMOVAL ACT”

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House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers (MI-13) today submitted the following statement to the record in opposition to H.R. 3697, the so-called “Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act” M. Chair, H.R. 3697 is yet another exercise in false advertising by the Majority. Named the “Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act,” this legislation is so overbroad that it would lead to the deportat... Read more »

FACT SHEET: H.R. 3697, THE SO-CALLED “CRIMINAL ALIEN GANG MEMBER REMOVAL ACT

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H.R. 3697 expands the immigration grounds of removal by adding new grounds for “gang members,” but the overbreadth would capture many individuals who have no involvement in gang activity whatsoever. A full fact sheet is available here. The bill defines the term “gang” for the first time in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). This bill defines a “criminal gang” as an ongoing group, club, org... Read more »

Conyers/Lofgren Statement on Reports of an Annual Refugee Ceiling Less than 50,000

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U.S. Representatives John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.), Ranking Member on the House Judiciary Committee, and Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), Ranking Member on the Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee, issued the following statement today after news reports indicated the Trump Administration was considering establishing a refugee ceiling of less than 50,000 for the 2018 fiscal year: “The Trump administra... Read more »