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People’s World: Immigration Reform Fight Begins In Earnest

  [[{“fid”:”331″,”view_mode”:”full”,”type”:”media”,”attributes”:{“height”:”300″,”width”:”520″,”style”:”width: 520px; height: 300px; border-width: 4px; border-style: solid;”,”title”:”HJ Immigration Coalition – Ppls World”,”class”:”media-element file-full”},”link_text”:null}]] The battle for comprehensive immigration reform has moved into high gear since President Barack Obama's Jan. 27 speech in Reno, Nev. In the past few days alone, the House Judiciary Committee has begun immigration hearings and Obama has himself met […]

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“The Time Is Now To Fix Our Immigration System”

  [[{“fid”:”268″,”view_mode”:”full”,”type”:”media”,”attributes”:{“height”:”672″,”width”:”996″,”style”:”width: 280px; height: 189px; border-width: 4px; border-style: solid; margin: 6px; float: left;”,”class”:”media-element file-full”}}]]“My colleagues and I on the House Judiciary Committee took a first step toward answering the public’s call to advance legislation that will fix America’s broken immigration system.  This is a historic opportunity to protect American workers, promote family unification, improve our […]

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Jeffries Leads Congressional Black Caucus Special Order Calling For Immigration Reform

WASHINGTON – On February 4, 2013, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) led a Special Order with Rep. Steven Horsford (NV-4) on the need for immediate and comprehensive immigration reform. They were joined by Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Rep. Marcia Fudge (OH-11) and Reps. Yvette Clarke (NY-9), Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30), Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), Marc Veasey […]

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Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Brooklyn Courts Kick Off Black History Month With Ceremony Featuring Rep. Hakeem Jeffries

[[{“fid”:”328″,”view_mode”:”full”,”type”:”media”,”attributes”:{“height”:”400″,”width”:”513″,”style”:”font-size: 13px; width: 280px; height: 218px; border-width: 4px; border-style: solid; margin: 6px; float: left;”,”title”:”BK Bar Assoc. Black Hist. Month 2.4.313″,”class”:”media-element file-full”},”link_text”:null}]]The Kings County court system and the Brooklyn Bar Association kicked off Black History Month on Friday, Feb. 1, with an opening ceremony featuring Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-Central Brooklyn).  “We begin a month of exciting […]

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“Mayor Koch: You Did Well”

Brooklyn, NY- Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement in the wake of the death of the legendary Former Mayor Edward Irving Koch:  “Edward I. Koch served as a Big Apple Mayor with a big personality who embodied the spirit, wit and resilience of New York City. During his tenure, Mayor Koch saved the […]

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Jeffries Joins Immigration Advocates To Launch Comprehensive Reform Initiative

[[{“fid”:”258″,”view_mode”:”full”,”type”:”media”,”attributes”:{“height”:”1766″,”width”:”3224″,”style”:”width: 280px; height: 153px; border-width: 4px; border-style: solid; margin: 6px; float: left;”,”title”:”NYIC Immigration PC “,”class”:”media-element file-full”}}]]New York, NY – On January 29, 2013, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) joined Reps. Jose Serrano (NY-15) and Jerry Nadler (NY-10), several labor groups, community groups, clergy leaders, immigration reform advocates from various organizations and members of New York’s immigrant […]

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Queens Chronicle: “Freshman Class”

[[{“fid”:”260″,”view_mode”:”full”,”type”:”media”,”attributes”:{“height”:”399″,”width”:”300″,”style”:”line-height: 14.666666984558105px; width: 240px; height: 333px; float: left; border-width: 4px; border-style: solid; margin: 6px;”,”title”:”Meng-HJ-Maloney”,”class”:”media-element file-full”},”link_text”:null}]] New York State’s three newest members of Congress enjoy a breather outside the Capitol Monday afternoon on the day of President Obama’s inauguration. Congresswoman Grace Meng, left, (D-Queens) and Congressmen Hakeem Jeffries (D-Queens and Brooklyn) and Sean Patrick Maloney (D-Hudson […]

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The Brian Lehrer Show – New to Congress: Hakeem Jeffries

Click on the image below to visit the WNYC website and listen to the interview: [[{“fid”:”344″,”view_mode”:”full”,”type”:”media”,”attributes”:{“height”:”445″,”width”:”657″,”style”:”width: 330px; height: 217px; border-width: 5px; border-style: solid; margin: 4px;”,”title”:”Brian Lehrer Show 1.24.13″,”class”:”media-element file-full”}}]]

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Jeffries Lauds President Obama’s Plan To Reduce Gun Violence

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement after President Barack Obama announced his plan to reduce gun violence in America: “I applaud President Obama for demonstrating leadership and courage in tackling the gun violence problem in our nation. The 23 executive orders that, among other things, aim to close background […]