Immigration

Chairman Nadler Calls on DOJ, EOIR to Suspend Immigration Court Hearings During COVID-19 Outbreak

| Posted in Press Releases

Washington, D.C. –Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr and Executive Office for Immigration Review Director James McHenry urging them to suspend all immigrationcourt hearings and to hold telephonic bond hearings for detained individuals until the courts return to normal operating status.. Full text of the letter can be foun... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Calls on ICE to Protect Migrants & Staff in Detention Facilities Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak

| Posted in Press Releases

Washington, D.C. –Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) sent a letter to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Matthew T. Albence asking questions regarding the measures ICE is taking to ensure the health and safety of individuals in custody and the staff and contractors who work in detention facilities. In the letter, Chairman Nadler wrote, "In ... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for the Markup of H.R. 1548

| Posted in Press Releases

Washington, D.C. –Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening remarks, as prepared, during the markup of H.R. 1548, Private Bill for Maria Carmen Castro Ramirez and J. Refugio Carreño Rojas: "The Committee will now consider H.R. 1548, a private bill for the relief of Maria Carmen Castro Ramirez and J. Refugio Carreño Rojas. "This legislation wou... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Demands Explanation for New Evidence Showing DHS Lied About Family Separation Records

| Posted in Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – Following new evidence that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has withheld documents from the Committee regarding the Trump Administration's "zero tolerance policy," House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) sent a letter to DHS Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf seeking clarification on whether all relevant documents related to family reunification has been pr... Read more »

Nadler and Collins Laud Senate Passage of Bipartisan Immigration Fix for Children of Military and Civil Servants

| Posted in Press Releases

Washington, D.C. –Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Ranking Member Doug Collins (R-GA) praised the Senate passage of H.R. 4803, theCitizenship for Children of Military Members and Civil Servants Act,bipartisan legislation introduced by the Chairman and Ranking Member that fixes a problem in current citizenship laws that makes it difficult for children born abroad... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Applauds Court Decision Halting Remain in Mexico Policy

| Posted in Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – In response to today’s decision by the Ninth Circuit to halt the Trump Administration’s Migrant Protection Protocols, also known as “Remain in Mexico,” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) issued the following statement: “From day one, I have said that the 'Remain in Mexico' program is morally wrong, illegal, and a flagrant violation of immigrants’ due proce... Read more »

Top Judiciary & Homeland Democrats Condemn Deployment of Tactical CBP Agents to Various Cities in U.S.

| Posted in Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – In response to reports that U.S. Customs and Border Protection will deploy law enforcement tactical units to targeted cities in retaliation for their immigration policies, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship Chair Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), and Subcommittee ... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for the Markup of H.R. 2214, the National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants (NO BAN) Act

| Posted in Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening remarks during the markup of H.R. 2214, the National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants (NO BAN) Act: "Today we consider H.R. 2214, the'National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants Act,' or NO BAN Act. With this markup, the House Judiciary Committee takes ... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for the Markup of H.R. 5581, the Access to Counsel Act of 2020

| Posted in Press Releases

Washington, D.C. –Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening remarks, as prepared, during the markup of H.R. 5581, the Access to Counsel Act of 2020: "H.R. 5581, the 'Access to Counsel Act of 2020,' represents an important step in addressing a significant lack of due process occurring at our ports of entry: the failure to provide access to couns... Read more »

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

| Posted in Press Releases

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 »