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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 »

Fact Sheet: Republican Anti-Immigrant Bills, H.r. 3003 & 3004

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H.R. 3003, No Sanctuary for Criminals Act H.R. 3003 is an anti-immigrant, enforcement-only proposal that represents another step in Trump’s Mass Deportation plan. A full fact sheet is available here. H.R. 3003 Significantly Expands State and Local Involvement in Immigration Enforcement. The bill strips jurisdictions of the ability to enact common-sense trust policies that disentangle local law enf... Read more »

FLOOR STATEMENT OF THE HONORABLE JOHN CONYERS, JR. IN OPPOSITION TO H.R. 3004 “KATE’S LAW”

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House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers (MI-13) today gave the following statement on the House floor in opposition to "Kates Law" (H.R. 3004). Ranking Member Conyers: Members of the House, H.R. 3004 is an anti-immigrant, enforcement-only proposal that represents yet another step in President Trump’s Mass Deportation plan. This legislation significantly expands the federal government... Read more »

Floor Statement of the Honorable John Conyers, Jr. in Opposition to H.r. 3003, No Sanctuary for Criminals Act

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House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers (MI-13) today gave the following statement on the House floor in opposition to the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act (H.R. 3003). Ranking Member Conyers: M. Chair, I want to be clear at the outset of debate that this legislation does nothing to make our communities safer. And it does nothing to improve our immigration system. Instead, H.R. 3003 wi... Read more »

Conyers: Trump Budget Fails to Make USA Safer, Undermines Access To Justice & Jeopardizes Millions Fleeing Violence, Famine & War

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House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) today released the following statement on President Donald Trump’s proposed fiscal year 2018 budget blueprint: “President Trump’s budget blueprint starves essential government programs across the board. Under the guise of reprioritizing federal spending in the name of advancing the “safety and security of the American people,” the T... Read more »

Conyers Welcomes New Judiciary Democrats & Announces Subcommittee Assignments for 115th Congress

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House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) welcomed four new Democratic Members to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee and announced the new subcommittee structure for the 115th Congress. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), Ted Lieu (D-CA), Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) are new to the committee. Congressman Jamie Raskin, a former constitutional law professor, will serve in... Read more »

Conyers and Lofgren Statement on Nomination of Gen. John Kelly for Secretary of Homeland Security

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House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.), and Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), Ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, issued the following statement today regarding President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Marine Gen. John Kelly to lead the Department of Homeland Security: “The Department of Homeland Security has a wide-array... Read more »

Conyers and Lofgren Statement on Nomination of Gen. John Kelly for Secretary of Homeland Security

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House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.), and Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), Ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, issued the following statement today regarding President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Marine Gen. John Kelly to lead the Department of Homeland Security: “The Department of Homeland Security has a wide-array... Read more »