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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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

Nadler Statement on SCOTUS Decision in Trump v. Hawaii

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Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision in Trump v. Hawaii: “I am appalled by the Court’s decision in Trump v. Hawaii. Today, the Court willfully turned a blind eye to the religious animus motivating the President when he issued the travel ban and would have us pretend that we did n...

Nadler & Engel Statement on Trump Settlement with Chinese ZTE Corporation

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Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Committee on the Judiciary, and Representative Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, made the following statement: “President Trump’s stunning reversal on ZTE, the Chinese telecommunications conglomerate, is a senseless giveaway to a bad actor and a national security risk. For months, ...

Bipartisan Bill Improves Protections for American Victims of International Terrorism

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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), and Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Ranking Member Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) today introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to protect American victims of international terrorism and ensure access to compen...

Nadler Statement on DOJ IG Investigation of "FISA Abuse"

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) released the following statement after the Department of Justice Inspector General announced he is opening an investigation into potential Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) abuses by the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): “It is a shame that the Inspector General has to devote resour...

Nadler Statement Against Nomination of Gina Haspel for CIA Director

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) released the following statement on President Trump’s nomination of Deputy Director Gina Haspel to replace Mike Pompeo as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency: “The Senate owes it to the American people to take a hard look at Deputy Director Haspel, whose career at the CIA coincides with some of the darkest moments in re...

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