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Nadler, Lofgren Statement on USCIS Proposal to Increase Process Fees for Citizenship and Asylum Seekers

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Washington, D.C. – On Friday, the Trump Administration released a proposed rule, announcing a 21 percent increase in fees associated with the processing of requests for immigration benefits by U.S.Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The proposed fee schedule includes—for the first time ever—a fee for asylum applicants who are seeking humanitarian protection in the United States, as well... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement on SCOTUS Oral Arguments on DACA

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Washington, D.C. – Today, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the Trump Administration’s attempt to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative. In response, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) released the following statement: “Two years ago, the Trump Administration decided to end DACA, threatening to upend the lives of 800,000 Dreamers ... Read more »

Nadler, Lofgren Statement on Trump Administration's Announcement of Record Low Refugee Admission Level

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Washington, D.C. – On Saturday, following a month-long freeze in refugee admissions, President Trump finally signed the Presidential Refugee Determination, setting a record-low refugee admissions level of 18,000 for Fiscal Year 2020. In response, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Immigration and Citizenship Subcommittee Chair Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) released the following st... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for Subcommittee Hearing on "The Impact of Current Immigration Policies on Service Members and Veterans, and their Families"

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Washington, D.C. –Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening statement during a Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship hearing on "The Impact of Current Immigration Policies on Service Members and Veterans, and their Families:" "Immigrants have served in the U.S. armed forces in every major conflict since the Revolutionary War. According t... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for the Markup of H.R. 565, the Advancing Mutual Interests and Growing Our Success (AMIGOS) Act of 2019

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening remarks during a markup of H.R. 565, the Advancing Mutual Interests and Growing Our Success (AMIGOS) Act of 2019: "H.R. 565, the Advancing Mutual Interests and Growing Our Success, or AMIGOS, Act is bipartisan legislation that would provide Portuguese nationals the ability to apply f... Read more »

Nadler and Collins Introduce Bipartisan Immigration Fix for Children of Military and Civil Servants

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) joined with House Judiciary Ranking Member Doug Collins (R-GA) to introduce H.R. 4803, the Citizenship for Children of Military Members and Civil Servants Act. The bipartisan legislation aims to fix a problem in current citizenship laws that serves as a disadvantage to certain children who are born abroad and reside with a p... Read more »

Reps. Nadler and Lofgren Applaud Decision Granting a Nationwide Preliminary Injunction Barring Implementation of the Trump Administration's "Public Charge" Rule

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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) released the following statement in response to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York decision, granting a preliminary injunction barring the Trump administration from implementing its recently finalized “public charge”... Read more »

Nadler, Lofgren Statement on Trump Administration Failure to Consult Congress on Refugee Admissions

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Washington, D.C. –Before the beginning of each fiscal year, October 1, Cabinet-level representatives of the President are required by law to consult in-person with Members on the House and Senate Judiciary Committees on the number of refugees that will be admitted to the country during the upcoming year. This year, that consultation has yet to occur. As a result, House Judiciary Committee Chairma... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement for Subcommittee Hearing on "The Expansion and Troubling Use of ICE Detention"

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Washington, D.C. –Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) delivered the following opening statement during a Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship hearing on "The Expansion and Troubling Use of ICE Detention:" "Over the last seven months, this Committee has devoted considerable attention to the Trump Administration’s cruel policies at the border and its attempts to d... Read more »

Nadler, Lofgren Statement on Trump Administration's Proposed Cuts to Refugee Admissions Ceiling

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Washington, D.C. –Today, the State Department provided a Report to Congress regarding the Administration’s Proposed Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2020. The report proposes an abysmal refugee admissions ceiling of 18,000 for the coming fiscal year. Additionally, President Trump issued an Executive Order titled “Enhancing State and Local Involvement in Refugee Resettlement,” which would allow ... Read more »

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