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  • 136 House Dems - Letter to DHS Sec Johnson on Family/Child Detention

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the overwhelming majority of Democrats in the House -- including Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) – sent Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson a letter (link, pdf) saying the Dep...

  • House Democrats call for end to family detention program

    WASHINGTON, D.C – Leading House Democrats joined former detainees and legal advocates today calling on the Department of Homeland Security to end its immigrant family detention program in a press conference Thursday morning. The lawmakers, led by U.S...

  • Surveillance reformers say extending Patriot Act is unacceptable

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Leading privacy advocates in the House of Representatives urged House Leadership today to stand firm against a short-term extension of Section 215 authority. The letter, signed by U.S. Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), Justin Amash (R-...

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