Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

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Jul 8, 2014 In The News
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.
Jun 27, 2014 In The News
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.
Jun 25, 2014 In The News

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.

Jun 25, 2014 In The News

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.

Jun 24, 2014 In The News
“It is virtually impossible to vindicate their rights under current law in the absence of counsel," said Jeffries. As it currently stands, unaccompanied minors can seek political asylum. Some children are also eligible for special immigrant juvenile status.
Jun 24, 2014 In The News
The Vulnerable Immigrant Voice Act comes as congressional committees prepare to hold hearings Tuesday and Wednesday on the crush of new arrivals from Central America. The measure is similar to a provision of a broad immigration bill that was approved by the Senate last year but has languished in the Republican-controlled House.
Jun 23, 2014 Press Release
“There is a growing humanitarian crisis at the border that worsens exponentially by the day. It is a serious problem, and it requires a serious response. Some of the children who have come to this country may not have a valid legal basis to remain, but some will. Yet, it is virtually impossible for a child to assert a valid claim under immigration law in the absence of legal representation. That is why we have introduced legislation to provide unaccompanied minors involved in immigration proceedings with access to counsel,” said Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08).
Jun 23, 2014 In The News
Thousands of the children are being held in detention centers and shelters, most of them in Texas and Arizona. But the impact can be felt in New York too, as these children try to reunite with families here. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries joined Diana Williams to discuss the ongoing crisis and his new legislation, The Vulnerable Immigrant Voice Act of 2014.
Jun 19, 2014 Press Release
“The need for increased research concerning PTSD extends to both military personnel and the broader community. High levels of violence in communities throughout America, like East New York and Brownsville, have created PTSD-like conditions for many subjected to this environment. Expanded research undertaken by the Department of Defense will benefit society and all those afflicted by this disorder,” added Rep. Jeffries.
Jun 11, 2014 Press Release
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...

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Sep 27, 2013 In The News
Jeffries was confident the post office would move to a nearby location. "But we're not going to let Uncle Sam, in the form of the Post Office, be gentrified out of this community," he said.
Sep 26, 2013 In The News
We've also highlighted elected officials including... Hakeem Jeffries (No. 72), whose bold leadership on issues impacting African Americans has resonance beyond their individual jurisdictions.
Sep 23, 2013 In The News
Congressman Hakeem Jeffries continues to seek a formal meeting with Governor Cuomo regarding the future of Interfaith. Jeffries spokesperson Stephanie Baez said the congressman has asked the governor’s staff for an extension of time in order to expand the Medicaid Waiver via the federal government for Interfaith itself. That Medicaid Waiver would be granted specifically for hospitals that are safety net hospitals, which Interfaith Medical Center is classified as one.
Sep 20, 2013 In The News
"Jeffries promised to reach out to the city and the Army Corps of Engineers to evaluate conditions along the creek so that homes and foundations remain stable and the damage from potential future storms is minimal."
Sep 16, 2013 In The News
On MSNBC's "Up with Steve Korancki," Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, Rep. Alan Grayson, the New Yorker's Amy Davidson and Buzzfeed's political reporter Kate Nocera discussed the evolving narrative of criticism about President Obama and the developments of the Syria situation from the time Obama set the red line to now that the deal has been made.
Sep 16, 2013 In The News
Last Wednesday, two hundred people gathered together at the 12th anniversary memorial. Ross Tisnovsky , whose sister, Helen Belilovsky, lost her life on that day, held the meeting. He said, “ September 11, 2001 will forever be the turning point in the history of mankind and in the history of each family that was affected by this tragedy . But grief unites us... "
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Sep 13, 2013 In The News
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the restoration project for Brooklyn's Plumb Beach is a now model for what can be done to better protect the city's shoreline. NY1's Jeanine Ramirez filed the following report.
Sep 8, 2013 In The News
Congressman Hakeem Jeffries expounded on his reasons for being undecided in the pontential vote to launch military strikes against the Syrian regime for use of chemical weapons....
Sep 6, 2013 In The News
"The people in the district that I represent overwhelmingly have communicated to me that they do not want to see us engaged in another Middle Eastern conflict. There are domestic issues that are still unresolved, there are resources that could possibly be diverted," said Congressman Hakeem Jeffries.
Sep 6, 2013 In The News

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