Washington, D.C. – Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) today issued the following statement in response to the release of a joint Department of Justice Office of Professional Responsibility and Office of Inspector General report on politicized hiring at the Department of Justice.
Instead of fixing our broken immigration system, the White House played the politics of patronage. Their illegal actions delayed DOJ's ability to fill positions on the immigration courts, which, when coupled with dilution of the bench with inexperienced candidates, has served only to clog up the immigration enforcement system. Once again, this Administration’s partisan interests have trumped the needs of our nation.
Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren is serving her seventh term in Congress representing most of the City of San Jose and Santa Clara County. She serves as Chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law. She also Chairs the House Administration Subcommittee on Elections and serves on the House Homeland Security Committee. Congresswoman Lofgren is Chair of the California Democratic Congressional Delegation consisting of 34 Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives from California.