Immigration

Conyers: Comprehensive Immigration Reform Should Keep DREAMers and Parents Together

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Today, the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security held a hearing entitled, “Addressing the Immigration Status of Illegal Immigrants Brought to the United States as Children.” After the first panel’s opening remarks, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) issued the following statement: “I am greatly encouraged by the tenor of today’s immigration reform hearing, and by my Republican colle... Read more »

Conyers Touts Economic Benefits of Comprehensive Immigration Reform

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Today, a new White House report was released finding that comprehensive immigration reform would create jobs, boost productivity and economic growth, raise worker’s wages, and strengthen Social Security. Following the release of the report, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) issued the following statement: “The White House report today makes clear: comprehensive immigration reform is a boon t... Read more »

Conyers Calls on Judiciary Republicans to Abandon Partisan, Piecemeal Approach to Immigration Reform

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Today, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee held a full committee Markup of H.R. 2131, the “Supplying Knowledge-based Immigrants and Lifting Levels of STEM Visas Act (The SKILLS Visa Act).” This comes on the heels of a full committee Markup yesterday of H.R. 1772, the “Legal Workforce Act,” that would make E-Verify, an electronic employment verification system, mandatory for all employers. Following... Read more »

Conyers: Republican Agriculture Guestworker Plan is Nothing More Than “Self-Deportation”

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Yesterday, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee held a full committee markup of H.R. 1773, the “Agricultural Guestworker Act.” Following the markup, Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) issued the following statement: “The agriculture sector in the United States relies on more than a million undocumented workers to toil in our fields and put food on our tables. These workers are essential to o... Read more »

Conyers: Extreme Republican Legislation is a Non-Starter for Immigration Reform

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Today, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee held a full committee markup of H.R. 2278, the “Strengthen and Fortify Enforcement (SAFE) Act.” Following his opening remarks, Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) issued the following statement: “Rather than embrace the bipartisan spirit that is driving the passage of comprehensive immigration reform closer to reality in the Senate, my House Republi... Read more »

Conyers Challenges House Majority to Support Comprehensive Immigration Reform Legislation Following Senate Judiciary Passage

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This afternoon, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee held a full committee hearing entitled, “S. 744 and the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986: Lessons Learned or Mistakes Repeated?” This hearing comes a day after the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee voted 13-5 to report to the Senate Floor S. 744, comprehensive immigration reform legislation entitled the, “Border Security, Economic Opportun... Read more »

Conyers Supports Diligent Work of Immigration and Customs Enforcement

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This afternoon, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee held a full committee hearing entitled, “The Release of Criminal Detainees by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement: Policy or Politics?” At the hearing, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) delivered the following statement during his opening remarks: “The title of today’s hearing—‘The Release of Criminal Detainees by U.S. Immigration and C... Read more »