Immigration

Nadler, Neal, Lofgren Call for Changes to Ease the Admission of Temporary Health Workers During the COVID-19 Emergency

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Washington, D.C. – In response to President Trump’s decision to suspend the entry of certain temporary workers in a recently signed proclamation, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA), and Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship Chairwoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) expressed their concerns over the Proclamation’s impact on ... Read more »

Nadler, Lofgren Demand Trump Admin Accepts New DACA Applications

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship Chair Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) sent a letter to President Donald Trump demanding that the Administration comply with the Supreme Court’s June decision protecting the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and begin processing new DACA applications. “Your Admi... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Floor Statement in Support of H.R. 2214, the NO BAN Act

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following statement, as prepared, on the House floor in support of H.R. 2214, the National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants (NO BAN) Act: "H.R. 2214, the'National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants Act,' or NO BAN Act, is critical legislation that will stop executive ov... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Floor Statement in Support of H.R. 5581, the Access to Counsel Act of 2020

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following statement, as prepared, on the House floor in support of H.R. 5581, the Access to Counsel Act of 2020: "Thank you, Madam Speaker. I rise in strong support of H.R. 5581, the Access to Counsel Act of 2020. "Last September, the Judiciary Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee held a ... Read more »

Nadler & Lofgren Condemn Trump Memo Excluding Undocumented Immigrants From Census Apportionment Count

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Immigration and Citizenship Chair Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) released the following statement on President Trump's memorandum attempting to alter census figures for the apportionment of congressional districts: “After the Supreme Court rejected Trump’s efforts to illegally ask for citizenship information on the census,... Read more »

Nadler & Lofgren Lead 70 Members in Opposing Trump Administration Rule Restricting Asylum

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Washington, D.C. – Last night, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Immigration and Citizenship Chair Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) led 70 Members of Congress in opposing the Trump Administration's new proposed regulation that will dramatically rewrite our nation's asylum laws. The rule, published jointly by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Justice (DOJ) on... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Introduces Coronavirus Containment Act of 2020

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) introduced the Coronavirus Containment Act of 2020, legislation that will help stem the global spread of COVID-19 by requiring Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to conduct testing for COVID-19 on individuals who are slated for removal or repatriation, and suspending the removal of individuals who test posit... Read more »

House and Senate Democrats Urge ICE and DHS to Immediately Withdraw New Guidance that Threatens International Students with Deportation

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Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), along with United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Representatives Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), Pramila Jayapal (D-... Read more »

Nadler, Engel, Thompson Statement on Trump Administration's Suspension of Asylum Processing

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), and Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) issued the following joint statement calling on the Trump Administration to explain the legality of the decision to suspend the rights of asylum seekers in the United States: “We understand ... Read more »

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

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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 »