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Sep 14, 2017 Press Release

House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers (MI-13) today submitted the following statement to the record in opposition to H.R. 3697, the so-called “Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act”

Sep 14, 2017 Fact Sheets

H.R. 3697 expands the immigration grounds of removal by adding new grounds for “gang members,” but the overbreadth would capture many individuals who have no involvement in gang activity whatsoever. A full fact sheet is available here.

Sep 13, 2017 Press Release

U.S. Representatives John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.), Ranking Member on the House Judiciary Committee, and Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), Ranking Member on the Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee, issued the following statement today after news reports indicated the Trump Administration was considering establishing a refugee ceiling of less than 50,000 for the 2018 fiscal year:

Jun 29, 2017 Press Release

House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers (MI-13) today gave the following statement on the House floor in opposition to the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act (H.R. 3003).

Ranking Member Conyers: 

M. Chair, I want to be clear at the outset of debate that this legislation does nothing to make our communities safer.  And it does nothing to improve our immigration system.

Jun 29, 2017 Fact Sheets

H.R. 3003, No Sanctuary for Criminals Act

H.R. 3003 is an anti-immigrant, enforcement-only proposal that represents another step in Trump’s Mass Deportation plan.  A full fact sheet is available here.

Jun 29, 2017 Press Release

House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers (MI-13) today gave the following statement on the House floor in opposition to "Kates Law" (H.R. 3004).

Ranking Member Conyers: 

Members of the House, H.R. 3004 is an anti-immigrant, enforcement-only proposal that represents yet another step in President Trump’s Mass Deportation plan.  This legislation significantly expands the federal government’s ability to prosecute individuals for illegal re-entry and attempted re-entry into the United States. 

May 25, 2016 Press Release

Strengthening the security of the immigration and visa issuance process is a critical issue for all Americans. 

As one who believes our Nation should be a beacon of freedom and liberty, I very much appreciate the need to effectively combat terrorism, while maintaining our commitment to core values.

Unfortunately, H.R. 5203, the “Visa Integrity and Security Act,” fails to honor those core values.