Civil Liberties

Nadler, Lofgren Statement on Trump Administration's Expanded Muslim Ban

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Washington, D.C. – Today, the Trump Administration announced it is adding Burma, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Sudan to the already extensive list of countries subject to the Muslim ban. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Immigration and Citizenship Subcommittee Chair Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) released the following statement: “With today’s announcement, the Presi... Read more »

Congressional Leaders Call for Immediate Halt of Trump Programs that Rush Migrants Through Asylum Screenings

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WASHINGTON— Congressional leaders called on Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf to immediately halt implementation of the Trump Administration’s new asylum programs, Prompt Asylum Claim Review (PACR) and the Humanitarian Asylum Review Process (HARP). These programs do not help asylum seekers but instead systematically deny them due process, leave them in life-threatening circumstances,... Read more »

Bicameral Congressional Leaders Call on the Ninth Circuit to Uphold Protections for Immigrant Children in Flores Amicus Brief

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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, along with U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, Senate Judiciary Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein, Immigration Subcommittee Ranking Member Dick Durbin and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, Immigration and Citizenship Subcommittee Chairwoman Zoe Lofgren, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairman J... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Announces Markup of NO BAN Act on Anniversary of Muslim Ban

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Washington, D.C. – Today, on the third anniversary of the release of President Trump’s original Muslim Ban, House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) issued the following statement: "On January 27, 2017, during his first week in office, President Trump issued a discriminatory, rushed, and unworkable executive order to ban Muslims from entering the United States. The next day,I traveled to JFK... Read more »

Nadler & Bass Ask DOJ IG to Investigate DOJ's Failure to Collect Death in Custody Data

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security Chair Karen Bass (D-CA) wrote to the Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General to request an investigation into DOJ’s failure to properly implement the Death in Custody Reporting Act of 2013 and to collect data regarding deaths occurring in the federal a... Read more »

Nadler, Lofgren Statement on SCOTUS Decision Allowing Trump Administration's "Public Charge" Rule

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Washington, D.C. – Today, the Supreme Court stayed a judicial order preventing the Trump Administration from implementing its controversial "public charge" rule. This rule makes it harder for working families seeking family reunification through our current immigration system. In response, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Immigration and Citizenship Subcommittee Chair Z... Read more »

Nadler & Cohen Applaud Virginia's Historic Equal Rights Amendment Ratification Vote

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Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, the Virginia General Assembly voted to pass the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), setting the state on the path to become the 38th and final state necessary to ratify the ERA to the Constitution. After the vote, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Subcommittee Chair on Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Chair Steve Cohen (D-TN) release... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Introduces Bipartisan "Eyes on the Courts Act" Allowing Cameras in the Courtroom

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Washington, D.C. –Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), along with Representatives Mike Quigley (D-IL), Gerry Connolly (D-VA), and Steve Chabot (R-OH), continued their call for greater public access to our federal court deliberations by reintroducing the Eyes on the Courts Act, legislation to require cameras be permitted in the Supreme Court and all federal appellate cou... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Floor Statement in Support of H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following remarks on the House floor in support of H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019: "Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong support of H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019. H.R. 4 is comprehensive and much-needed legislation to restore the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to its full vitality. "This bill ... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Floor Statement in Support of H.R. 4803, the Citizenship for Children of Military Members and Civil Servants Act of 2019

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Washington, D.C. –Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following remarks on the House floor in support of H.R. 4803, the Citizenship for Children of Military Members Act of 2019: "I rise today to urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to support H.R. 4803, the “Citizenship for Children of Military Members and Civil Servants Act.”This bipartisan legi... Read more »