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-...
Trade and human rights in Vietnam
I wanted to share a new op-ed I wrote with my colleague Chris Smith (R – N.J.) outlining our requirements for including Vietnam in the multi-national free trade deal known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). As many of you know, San Jose has a st...