Border Security

Statement of the Honorable John Conyers, Jr., Ranking Member for the Hearing on Oversight of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Before the Committee on the Judiciary

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I want to begin my remarks by thanking Director Sarah Saldaña for her service and appearing before our Committee today. As head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Director Saldaña has one of the toughest jobs in government. With limited resources, she must ensure that our immigration statutes are enforced as well as ensure that this is done in fair, just, and balanced way. For that reaso... Read more »

Statement of the Honorable John Conyers, Jr. for the Markup of H.R. 5203, the ‘‘Visa Integrity and Security Act of 2016”

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Strengthening the security of the immigration and visa issuance process is a critical issue for all Americans. As one who believes our Nation should be a beacon of freedom and liberty, I very much appreciate the need to effectively combat terrorism, while maintaining our commitment to core values. Unfortunately, H.R. 5203, the “Visa Integrity and Security Act,” fails to honor those core values. Th... Read more »

Conyers and Lofgren Statement on Department of Justice Petition Seeking Supreme Court Review of Key Executive Actions

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Today, 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 marking the one-year anniversary of the President’s Executive Actions to fix our broken immigration system and after the Department of Justice filed a petition to seek... Read more »

This Week in the House Judiciary Committee

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015 Full Committee 10:00 a.m. in 2141 Rayburn House Office Building Hearing on: Oversight of the United States Department of Justice Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law 3:00 p.m. in 2141 Rayburn House Office Building Hearing on: The State of Competition in the Pharmacy Benefits Manager and Pharmacy Marketplaces Wednesday, November 18 Full Committe... Read more »

Fifth Circuit Ruling on Immigration Executive Actions Wrong on the Law and Wrong for our Country

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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, delivered the following statement today after the Fifth Circuit issued an opinion Monday evening upholding a Texas district court ruling against Department of Homeland Security immigration directives issued... Read more »

Conyers – Lofgren on 5th Circuit Appeals Court Denial Of DOJ Emergency Stay Request: Justice Will Prevail

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-M.) and Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee Ranking Member Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) released the following statement after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit denied the Justice Department’s request for an emergency stay in Texas, et al. v. United States, et al., the multi-state lawsuit against President Obama’s ex... Read more »

Conyers-Lofgren Statement on Texas District Court Injunction

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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, delivered the following statement today after a federal district court issued a preliminary injunction against Department of Homeland Security immigration directives issued in November 2014. “While we are d... Read more »

Ranking Member John Conyers Announces Democratic Subcommittee Assignments for the 114th Congress

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) announced the Democratic subcommittee assignments for the 114th Congress: Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice Ranking Member Steve Cohen (TN-09) Jerrold Nadler (NY-10) Ted Deutch (FL-21) Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (NY-10) Judy Chu (CA-27) Ted Deu... Read more »

Rep. Conyers Statement on DHS Plan to Require Passengers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guina to Enter through Airports with Enhanced Screening

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) released the following statement after the Department of Homeland Security announced a new temporary plan to require passengers originating from Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea to enter the United States through one of five designated airports enhanced with Ebola-screening measures (located in Dulles, Atlanta, New York C... Read more »