Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship | By Direction of the Chairman

Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee Chairman Gowdy and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Goodlatte issued the statement below in advance of this hearing.

“It is outrageous that the Justice Department would seek a consent decree with the New Orleans Police Department to actually inhibit the ability of the federal government to enforce federal law.  By hindering federal immigration officers’ ability to apprehend criminal aliens, the Justice Department consciously disregards the safety and security of the American public by enabling the release of these criminals back into our communities to commit more crimes.  

“Next week, the Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee will examine DOJ’s role in coercing the New Orleans Police Department to adopt dangerous sanctuary policies and will seek answers from the Department. We look forward to hearing their explanation as to why they would encourage a local jurisdiction to violate federal law.”

Witnesses

Name Occupation Organization Testimony Truth in Testimony
Honorable Jeff Landry Attorney General Louisiana Department of Justice
    Honorable Vanita Gupta Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General U.S. Department of Justice
      Honorable Michael Horowitz Inspector General U.S. Department of Justice
        Mr. Zach Butterworth Executive Counsel and Director of Federal Affairs Office of Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu, City of New Orleans

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