Support Immigration Judges in CJS FY 2017 Approps

Our country’s immigration court system is overwhelmed by the number of cases, particularly refugees from Central America fleeing drug and criminal violence as well as corrupt government institutions that infringe on basic human rights. These circumstances have resulted in more than 474,025 pending cases, with some being delayed until 2020. To require that our courts get through this backlog in its present state, this would mean that each present judge team be responsible for nearly 2,000 cases.

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Eliminate the Assault Shotgun Rider

From: The Honorable Jackie Speier Sent By: james.pollack@mail.house.gov Date: 3/3/2016 Eliminate the Assault Shotgun Rider: Support ATF’s Assault Shotgun Import Ban Current Co-Signers (4): Keating, Nadler, Schiff, Van Hollen Dear Colleague: I urge you to join me in sending the below letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science […]

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FBI v. Apple Letter

As you know, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is currently seeking a judicial order requiring Apple Inc. to break its own product, an iPhone 5C in the San Bernardino Terrorist Attack. Unfortunately, the FBI has chosen to interpret the All Writs Act in an unprecedented manner, specifically moving to compel Apple to jeopardize its own proprietary encryption.

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Help Combat Heroin and Opioid Abuse (v. 4)

The abuse of heroin and prescription painkillers is having a devastating effect on public health and safety in communities across the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drug overdoses now surpass automobile accidents as the leading cause of injury-related death for Americans between the ages of 25 and 64. 120 Americans die as a result of overdose in this country every day.

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Support Adequate Funding for Domestic & Sexual Violence Services

We invite you to join us in signing the letter below encouraging appropriators to adequately fund the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA). Funding for VAWA as well as the FVPSA provides critical investments in our communities that save lives, rebuild families, and prevent future crimes.

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