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173 Members of Congress Urge DHS Inspector General to Open Investigation Into Whistleblower Allegations Regarding High Rates of Hysterectomies Being Performed on Immigrant Women

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Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Judy Chu (CA-27) and Zoe Lofgen (CA-19) led 173 members of Congress in urging the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Inspector General Joseph Cuffari to open an immediate investigation into new whistleblower allegations of mass hysterectomies being performed on women detained at the privately-run I... Read more »

Demanding an Investigation Into Horrifying Reports of ICE's Inhumane Treatment of Immigrants

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Dear Friends, This week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Inspector General received a horrifying whistleblower complaint about cruel and inhumane treatment of immigrants detained at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia. The report outlined multiple abuses of immigration women, including mass hysterectomies seemingly performed without the ... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Statement on Trump Plan to Nominate Chad Wolf as DHS Secretary

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Washington, D.C. – On the heels of the recent announcement from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) declaring invalid Chad Wolf’s appointment as Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), President Trump today announced his intention to nominate Mr. Wolf to serve as Secretary of Homeland Security. In response, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY)... Read more »

Chairman Nadler Floor Statement on Motion to Go to Conference on H.R. 6172, USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) spoke on the House floor in support of a Motion to Go to Conference on H.R. 6172, the USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act, which passed the House by a vote of 284-122. Chairman Nadler, the original sponsor of the USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act, will serve on the conference committee with the Senate to finalize the legi... Read more »

Rep. Nadler Statement on the Trump Administration’s Inadequate Coronavirus Response

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Rep. Nadler Statement on the Trump Administration’s Inadequate Coronavirus Response Faced with the threat of a growing global pandemic, Americans deserve better than a White House totally unprepared and demonstrating no urgency to address coronavirus. Over 80,000 people in 37 countries have been infected with coronavirus and more than 2,500 have already died. Today, the Center for Disease Control ... Read more »

Velázquez, Nadler Want Answers from ICE After Shooting

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Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) have written to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement after reports that an agent shot a man in Brooklyn, today. In the letter, the lawmakers ask to be briefed and demand that ICE in no way impede access to counsel for the immigrants involved in the incident. The letter is online here and the full text is below. February 6, 2020 Matt... Read more »

Rep. Nadler Sends Letter to ICE Demanding End of Transgender Migrant Detention

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Washington, D.C. —Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler joined a group of forty Members of Congress in calling for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to release all transgender individuals currently in detention. LGBTQ immigrants are 97 times more likely to be sexually victimized in detention than straight and cis-gender immigrants and at least two transgender women, Roxs... Read more »

Rep. Nadler Statement on President Trump's Actions Escalating Hostilities with Iran

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Washington, D.C. —Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) released the following statement on President Trump’s actions escalating hostilities with Iran and risking the safety and security of America and our allies: “President Trump not only represents a serious and pressing threat to our democracy, his actions risk the safety and security of our citizens, our interests, and our allies—including ... 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 Statement Opposing Trump Administration Transgender Troop Ban

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Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) spoke on the House floor in support of H.Res. 124, a resolution expressing opposition to the Trump Administration's ban on transgender individuals serving openly in our nation's armed forces. The following are Congressman Nadler's remarks, as prepared, and a video available here: "Mister Speaker, I rise in strong support of H. Res. 124, t... Read more »

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