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NY1’s Inside City Hall: Rep. Jeffries on Immigration, Gridlock in Washington & More

Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) joined Errol Louis on NY1’s Inside City Hall to discuss the political gridlock in Washington, immigration reform and more. Click HERE or on the image below to watch the full interview:  [[{“fid”:”875″,”view_mode”:”teaser”,”fields”:{“format”:”teaser”,”field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]”:”Congressman Hakeem Jeffries speaking”,”field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]”:”Rep. Hakeem Jeffries’ interview with NY1″},”type”:”media”,”attributes”:{“alt”:”Congressman Hakeem Jeffries speaking”,”title”:”Rep. Hakeem Jeffries’ interview with NY1″,”class”:”media-element file-teaser”}}]]

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C-SPAN: Rep. Jeffries (D-NY) Calls Speaker Boehner’s Proposed Lawsuit Against Pres. Obama a “Political Gimmick”

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) called Speaker Boehner’s proposed lawsuit against President Obama over his use of executive orders a “political gimmick,” drawing comparisons between the Bush and Obama Administrations’ use of executive authority. Click HERE or on the image below to watch the full interview:  [[{“fid”:”874″,”view_mode”:”teaser”,”fields”:{“format”:”teaser”,”field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]”:”Congressman Hakeem Jeffries speaking”,”field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]”:”Rep. Hakeem Jeffries’ interview with C-SPAN”},”type”:”media”,”attributes”:{“alt”:”Congressman Hakeem […]

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MSNBC’S All In with Chris Hayes: Rep. Jeffries on The Border Crisis and VIVA

On MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hayes,” Rep Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) discussed the flood of unaccompanied minors at the border and his bill, the Vulnerable Immigrant Voice Act of 2014. The legislation would provide counsel for unaccompanied minors and mentally disabled individuals in detention proceedings. Click HERE or on the image below to watch the […]

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MSNBC: Rep. Jeffries Discusses Unaccompanied Minors At The Border

On MSNBC’s “Ronan Farrow Daily,” Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) discusses Congressional response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis at the southern U.S. border and his legislation, the Vulnerable Immigrant Voice Act of 2014 (VIVA) which would provide legal counsel for unaccompanied minors and disabled individuals in detention proceedings. Click HERE or on the image below to watch the […]

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Los Angeles Times: Lawmakers seek legal aid for youths caught crossing Southwest border

Responding to the surge of young immigrants on the Southwest border, a group of Democratic lawmakers on Monday introduced legislation that would provide legal representation to unaccompanied minors caught illegally entering the country. “Some of the children who have come to this country may not have a valid legal basis to remain, but some will,” […]

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NY1: Lawmakers Introduce Vulnerable Immigrant Voice Act

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are trying to help unaccompanied minors who enter the U.S. illegally.  A group of House members are introducing the Vulnerable Immigrant Voice Act. It would give children who are in the U.S. illegally access to legal representation. New York Congressman Hakeem Jeffries is a co-sponsor. He said it would give unaccompanied minors […]

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ABC 7 NY: Up Close with Diana Williams: Immigrant Children

Some say it is immigration reform gone awry. Others say it’s a full-blown humanitarian crisis. Children, under the age of 18, some of them teenage moms with babies, are crossing the border in numbers never seen before. And it is re-focusing the debate on immigration in a way many never imagined. The children are making […]

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WNYC: The Brian Lehrer Show- “Free Speech vs. Hate Speech”

U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY-8), co-sponsor of the “Hate Crime Reporting Act of 2014,” explains why it’s time to update the 20-year-old congressional report on the role of telecommunications in hate crimes and what kind of speech could lead to hate crime. To hear the full interview, please click the image below: [[{“fid”:”861″,”view_mode”:”full”,”fields”:{“format”:”full”,”field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]”:””,”field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]”:”WNYC Radio”},”type”:”media”,”attributes”:{“title”:”WNYC Radio”,”style”:”height: […]

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BK Live: East New York Security and Crime

Representative Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY 8th District), Reverend David Brawley (St. Paul’s Community Baptist Church), and Andre T. Mitchell (Community Board 5, Man Up, Inc.) joined BK Live to discuss crime and security in East New York. To watch the full interview, please click on the image below:  [[{“fid”:”862″,”view_mode”:”full”,”fields”:{“format”:”full”,”field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]”:””,”field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]”:”BK Live – ENY RT”},”type”:”media”,”attributes”:{“title”:”BK Live – ENY […]