Immigration

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 »

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »