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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. 

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.

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.

Nov 20, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON– Today, U.S. Representatives John Conyers, Jr.

Nov 10, 2015 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, delivered the following statement today after the Fifth Circuit issued an opinion Monday evening upholding a Texas district court ruling against Department of Homeland Security immigration directives issued in November 2014.

May 26, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-M.) and Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee Ranking Member Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) released the following statement after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit denied the Justice Department’s request for an emergency stay in Texas, et al. v. United States, et al., the multi-state lawsuit against President Obama’s executive actions on immigration:

Feb 18, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – 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, delivered the following statement today after a federal district court issued a preliminary injunction against Department of Homeland Security immigration directives issued in November 2014.

Oct 21, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) released the following statement after the Department of Homeland Security announced a new temporary plan to require passengers originating from Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea to enter the United States through one of five designated airports enhanced with Ebola-screening measures (located in Dulles, Atlanta, New York City, Newark and Chicago):