Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

Nadler and Lofgren Statement Ahead of DHS and HHS Final Rule Regarding Flores Settlement Agreement

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Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship Chair Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) released the following statement in response to the announcement from the Departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and Health and Human Services (HHS) stating that a final rule will be released in the coming days to ostensibly implement the “substantive” p... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement on NYPD Commissioner Decision to Fire Officer Responsible for Eric Garner’s Death

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New York, N.Y.– House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) released the following statement on the New York City Police Commissioner’s decision to fire the officer responsible for Eric Garner’s death: “The justice system and Department of Justice have failed Eric Garner and his family. It is long past time for the officer who caused Eric Garner’s death to be held accountable by some... Read more »

Nadler & Lofgren Criticize New DHS Rule to Restrict Immigration of Working Class Families

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship Chair Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) released the following statement in response to the Department of Homeland Security's recently released final rule to prevent the immigration of individuals based on the Department's mere suspicion that such individuals may one day use lawfully available public b... Read more »

Nadler, Bass, Jackson Lee & Scanlon Demand Information from AG Barr on Policies that Prevent Human Trafficking Survivors from Accessing Funds to Clear Criminal Records

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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Crime Subcommittee Chairwoman Karen Bass (D-CA), Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) and House Judiciary Vice Chair Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA), sent a letter to the Department of Justice demanding information regarding the Department’s policies that prohibit the use of grant funding for survivors of human trafficking to access critical l... Read more »

Nadler & Bass Statement on DOJ Reinstating the Federal Death Penalty

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Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security Chairwoman Karen Bass (D-CA) released the following statement on the Department of Justice reinstating the federal death penalty: “We are extremely concerned about Attorney General Barr’s announcement today that the Department of Justice will resume capital punishment and is sche... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for Hearing on "Oversight of Family Separation and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Short-Term Custody Under the Trump Administration"

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Washington, D.C. –Today, House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening statement for the hearing on "Oversight of Family Separation and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Short-Term Custody under the Trump Administration:" "In February, the Judiciary Committee held a hearing to examine the Trump Administration’s indefensible and repugnant family separation policy.... Read more »

Nadler & Harris Introduce Comprehensive Marijuana Reform Legislation

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Today, U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY-10), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, and U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) introduced the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act, one of the most comprehensive marijuana reform bills ever introduced in the U.S. Congress. “Despite the legalization of marijuana in states across the country, those with criminal convictions... Read more »