Immigration

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 »

Chairman Nadler Announces House Judiciary Investigation into Trump Administration's "Remain in Mexico" Policy

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), along with Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship Chair Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Subcommittee Members Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Veronica Escobar (D-TX), Sylvia Garcia (D-TX), Joe Neguse (D-CO), Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D-FL), and Lou Correa (D-CA), announced the start of an investigation into how the Administration’s "zero ... Read more »

Nadler, Lofgren, Lowey, Roybal-Allard, Feinstein, Durbin Submit Comment Opposing USCIS Proposal to Increase Processing Fees for Citizenship and Asylum Seekers

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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), along with House Appropriations Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY), Homeland Security Appropriations Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Subcommittee on Border Security ... Read more »

Nadler & Lofgren Send Letter Warning DHS of Improper Training Materials Related to Safe-Third Country Agreement with Guatemala

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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) sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf regarding the Trump Administration’s recent “Safe Third Country Agreement” with Guatemala. The letter follows the publication of training materials that are improper and coul... Read more »

Nadler, Lofgren Applaud Passage of H.R. 5038, the "Farm Workforce Modernization Act"

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Yesterday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship Chair Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) applauded House passage of H.R. 5038, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act. This legislation offers stability for American farms by providing a temporary status to current farmworkers with an optional path to a green card. The bill also addresses the nation’s... Read more »