Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

February 13: House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts to Hold Hearing on Harassment and Discrimination in the Federal Judiciary

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Washington, D.C. – On February 13, 2020 the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet will hold a hearing on “Protecting Federal Judiciary Employees from Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, and Other Workplace Misconduct.” The hearing will examine the state of the Federal Judiciary’s protections against workplace harassment, discrimination and other misconduct.... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Condemns Suspension of Global Entry and Trusted Traveler Programs in New York, Demands Answers from DHS & CBP

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) released the following statement condemning the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)’s decision to suspend enrollment in Global Entry and several other Trusted Traveler Programs (TTP) for all New York state residents, and delay the exporting of used vehicles titled and registered in New York State: "The Trump Admin... Read more »

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 »