Immigration

Nadler & Lofgren Statement on President Biden's Day One Immigration Actions

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, Chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary and Rep. Zoe Lofgren, most recent Chair of the Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship* issued the following statement applauding President Biden’s day one actions on immigration, including his bold vision for immigration reform and executive actions that repeal Trump’s Muslim Ban, interior enforcement or... Read more »

Judiciary Committee Releases Report on Trump Administration Family Separation Policy

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Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Judiciary Committee released the findings of its 21-month investigation into the development and execution of the Trump Administration's family separation policy, which resulted in more than 2,500 migrant children becoming unnecessarily separated from their parents. The report, entitled "The Trump Administration's Family Separation Policy: Trauma, Destruction, ... Read more »

Nadler, Lofgren, Feinstein, Durbin Statement Following Consultation with Trump Administration on Refugee Admissions

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Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, the Trump Administration conducted its legally required consultation with Members of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees. The Immigration and Nationality Act requires that by September 30, the President consult with Members on the House and Senate Judiciary Committees and set the number of refugees that will be admitted to the country during the upcoming fiscal... Read more »

Nadler & Lofgren Statement on Trump Administration Rules Restricting H-1B Visa Program

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Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Labor (DOL) announced the imminent publication of two interim final rules that will usher in significant changes to the H-1B temporary visa program and impact certain employment-based green card categories. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Immigration and Citizenship Subcommittee ... Read more »

Nadler, Lofgren Denounce DHS Proposal Targeting International Students, Journalists

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Washington, D.C. – Today, the Department of Homeland Security issued a proposed regulation that would significantly reduce flexibility in the visa process for foreign students, scholars, and journalists, in favor of rigid rules to limit the period of time that such individuals can be admitted to the United States. The proposal also discriminates based on national origin by imposing greater restri... Read more »

173 Members of Congress Urge DHS Inspector General to Open Investigation Into Whistleblower Allegations Regarding High Rates of Hysterectomies Being Performed on Immigrant Women

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Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Judy Chu (CA-27) and Zoe Lofgen (CA-19) led 173 members of Congress in urging the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Inspector General Joseph Cuffari to open an immediate investigation into new whistleblower allegations of mass hysterectomies being performed on women detained at the privately-run ... Read more »

Nadler, Lofgren, Durbin, Feinstein Call On Trump Administration to Consult Congress About Refugee Resettlement, As Required by Law

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Washington, D.C. –U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY-10), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee; U.S. Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-CA-19), Chairwoman of the House Judiciary Immigration Subcommittee;U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Immigration Subcommittee; and U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Senate Judici... Read more »

ICYMI: Nadler, Lofgren & Leahy Lead Bicameral Amicus Brief in Litigation Against President Trump's Illegal Asylum Ban

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Washington, D.C. – Last week, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), Immigration and Citizenship Subcommittee Chairwoman Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), and Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) lead a bicameral amicus brief in O.A. v. Trump at the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, seeking to preserve the D.C. District Court’s decision to strike down President Trump’s plainly illegal ban on all... Read more »

Bipartisan House Members Introduce Emergency Stopgap Bill to Prevent USCIS Furloughs

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, House Committee on the Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY-10), Immigration and Citizenship Subcommittee Chairwoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA-19), Immigration and Citizenship Subcommittee Ranking Member Ken Buck (R-CO-4), Representative Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE-1), Representative Emanuel Cleaver II (D-MO-5), Representative Peter Welch (D-VT-At Large), and Representative Jamie Ras... Read more »

Nadler & Lofgren Lead House Democrats in Opposing Trump Administration Unlawful Rule Exploiting COVID-19 to Restrict Asylum

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Washington, D.C. –Yesterday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Immigration and Citizenship Subcommittee Chair Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) led 40 Members of Congress in opposing a Trump Administration proposed rule that uses the COVID-19 global health crisis as a pretext to ban asylum seekers. The proposal is the latest in a series of administrative actions that seeks to exploit ... Read more »