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Nadler & Lofgren Condemn Trump Administration Proposed Rule Restricting Asylum

Washington, June 11, 2020

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship Chair Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) released the following statement condemning the Trump Administration’s new proposed regulation that will dramatically rewrite our nation’s asylum laws:

“The Trump Administration’s renewed efforts to dismantle our nation’s asylum system are abhorrent, un-American, and illegal.As we have seen time and time again over the last four years, this President is attempting to rewrite our immigration laws in direct contravention of duly enacted statutes and clear congressional intent.”

“This latest effort continues a pattern of executive overreach, violation of the separation of powers, and continued assaults on our Constitution when it comes to rewriting our nation’s immigration laws. In this historic moment, preserving the rule of law and nation’s long tradition of asylum-seeking is crucial. We can and must continue to be a beacon of hope and freedom across the world.”