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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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Rep. Hakeem Jeffries and House Members Introduce Legislation to Provide Legal Representation of Unaccompanied Minors

[[{“fid”:”865″,”view_mode”:”full”,”fields”:{“format”:”full”,”field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]”:””,”field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]”:”VIVA 6.23.14″},”type”:”media”,”attributes”:{“title”:”VIVA 6.23.14″,”style”:”height: 155px; width: 250px; border-width: 2px; border-style: solid; margin: 2px; float: left;”,”class”:”media-element file-full”}}]]WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Karen Bass (CA-37), Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), and Judy Chu (CA-27) held a press conference to announce introduction of  H.R. 4936, the Vulnerable Immigrant Voice Act of 2014 (VIVA).  The legislation would provide legal representation […]

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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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House Passes Rep. Jeffries’ Amendment To Increase Funding For PTSD Research And Treatment

WASHINGTON – On June 18, 2014, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) successfully offered an amendment to increase funding for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) research and treatment during debate of H.R. 4870, the “Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2015,” on the House Floor. The Defense Health Program (DHP) oversees all medical and health care programs for […]

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“We Have A Gun Violence Problem In This Country”

WASHINGTON – During a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on Federal Bureau of Investigation, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) questioned the sole witness, FBI Director James Comey, on the agency’s response to gun violence in Brooklyn and throughout America. Watch the full line of questioning by clicking HERE or on the image below:       […]

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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 […]

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Our Time Press: Rep. Hakeem Jeffries Calls for FBI Assistance in East New York Manhunt

After a weekend of deadly stabbings in East New York, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries requested assistance from the FBI to assist the NYPD with apprehending a vicious killer that brutally attacked two children at 845 Schenck Avenue, a 6-story building in the Boulevard Houses development. Six-year-old Prince Joshua Avitto died as a result of the attack […]

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BK Reader: Exclusive: Congressman Hakeem Jeffries On The Failure Of The House Of Representatives To Pass An Unemployment Extension Bill

In this exclusive interview, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) talks to The Brooklyn Reader about his efforts to address unemployment in Central Brooklyn, Republican obstructionism and why the bill to extend unemployment insurance benefits to nearly 3 million Americans died in the House of Representatives on June 1. Brooklyn Reader: UPI reported on Monday that the bill to extend long-term […]