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  • Nadler & Lofgren Condemn Trump Administration Decision to Strip Salvadorans of TPS
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) today released a joint statement with Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee Ranking Member Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), after the Trump Administration announced its decision to strip Temporary Protected Status (TPS) from Salvadorans: “President Trump’s decision to strip Temporary Protected Status from Salvadorans, many of whom have legally lived and worked in this country for decades, is shameful and wrong. “Over the... Read more

  • Lawmakers File Amicus Brief Against Sessions’ Efforts to Block Byrne-Jag Funds from American Cities
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Foreign Policy and Human Rights

    WASHINGTON—Twelve members of the United States Senate and 33 members of the United States House filed a Congressional amicus brief in the appeal of the case City of Chicago v. Sessions, which is the lawsuit that the City of Chicago brought in August seeking a preliminary injunction to stop Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) from blocking critical violence prevention funds from American cities in order to boost the Trump Administration’s extreme immigration ag... Read more

  • Lofgren Announces Intent to Run for Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Position
    Posted in Press Releases on November 29, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – At a Democratic Caucus meeting this morning, U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) announced to her colleagues her intention to seek the top Democratic position on the House Judiciary Committee should an official vacancy occur pursuant to House Democratic Caucus Rules. Below is a statement from Lofgren: “Whenever an official vacancy at the top Democratic position of the Judiciary Committee may occur in accordance with Caucus Rules, I will put my credentials forward for my colleagues’... Read more

  • Lofgren Statement on Congressman John Conyers Jr.
    Posted in Press Releases on November 21, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) issued the following statement today regarding Congressman John Conyers Jr.: “The reports about Congressman Conyers are as serious as they get. The Committee on Ethics should take up this matter immediately with a goal of promptly assessing the validity of the news account. This reported behavior cannot be tolerated in the House of Representatives or anywhere else.” Read more

  • Lofgren Statement on Trump Administration Cancellation of Temporary Protected Status for Haitian Nationals
    Posted in Press Releases on November 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) issued the following statement today regarding the Trump Administration’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitian nationals in the United States: “The Trump Administration’s callous decision to strip some 50,000 vulnerable Haitians of Temporary Protected Status will harm both the U.S. and Haiti. Haiti is recovering from multiple hurricanes, food insecurity, an earthquake, and a full-scale cholera epidemic. Forcing tens of tho... Read more

  • Poe and Lofgren Urge Improvements to USA Liberty Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Reps. Ted Poe (R-Texas) and Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) today announced their bipartisan push to amend and improve the USA Liberty Act, to ensure that the bill adequately reform’s a sweeping, secretive government spying program: “Although the USA Liberty Act makes some necessary reforms, as currently drafted, we believe the bill does not adequately protect the Constitutional rights of Americans. As written, the bill allows the National Security Agency (NSA) to continue warrant... Read more

  • Conyers & Lofgren Statement On Trump Administration's Decision to Strip Temporary Protected Status from Nicaraguans
    Posted in Press Releases on November 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, and Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) Ranking Member of the House Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee, issued the following joint statement today on the Trump Administration's decision to strip Temporary Protected Status from Nicaraguans: “The Trump Administration’s decision to strip Temporary Protected Status from Nicaraguans who have lived in this country for nearly 20 years is w... Read more

  • Lofgren Statement at EOIR Oversight Hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on November 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), the Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, issued the following statement today during an oversight hearing of of the Executive Office for Immigration Review.: "The last time the Immigration subcommittee gathered for an EOIR oversight hearing, we heard testimony from the former EOIR Director, Juan Osuna. In August of this year, Juan passed away suddenly, and I would like to take a moment to acknowledge Juan’s life ... Read more

  • Lofgren & Conyers: detention of 10-year-old disabled child unjust and inhumane
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Foreign Policy and Human Rights

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following reports that a ten-year-old disabled child was taken into custody by Border Patrol agents immediately after emergency surgery at the Driscoll’s Children hospital in Corpus Christi, U.S. Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) and John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) wrote to Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke today raising concerns that the child’s detention is unjust, inhumane, and will create community-wide fear resulting in immigrants not seeking medical care, e... Read more

  • Bipartisan Coalition Introduces USA RIGHTS Act to Reform Secretive Warrantless Spy Program
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C.­— Reps. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., Ted Poe, R-Texas, Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, Justin Amash, R-Mich., Ted Lieu, D-Calif., and Thomas Massie, R-Ky., introduced the USA RIGHTS Act in the House of Representatives today. The legislation reforms a sweeping, secretive government spying program to protect the Constitutional rights of Americans, while giving intelligence agencies authority to target foreign terrorists, criminals and other overseas intelligence targets. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.... Read more