I am currently serving as the only Member of the House Committee on Homeland Security from New York City, I am uniquely positioned and keenly aware of the numerous threats facing our nation. Having witnessed the horror of 9/11 first-hand and being regularly briefed on the various ways hackers attempt to undermine the computer systems in almost every sector of our economy and government, I am determined keep our nation safe and ensure, through a comprehensive and reasoned homeland security policy, that New York and the nation never witness a tragedy like that ever again.
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Brooklyn, N.Y. – Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke released the following statement on Donald Trump’s executive order barring entry to the United States for the predominantly Muslims nationals of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.
The order halts most refugee admissions for at least four months except for people who are religious minorities in their nation of origin, effectively preventing many refugees from the Syrian Civil War – the majority of whom are Muslim – from entering the United States.
Brooklyn, N.Y. – Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke released the following statement in support of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the international agreement between the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia, China, European Union and Iran:
Brooklyn, N.Y. – Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke released the following statement on the announcement that Cuba and the United States have reached an agreement to reopen the Cuban Embassy in Washington, D.C., and the United States Embassy in Havana.
"NEWARK, N.J. -- A New Jersey man has been arrested on suspicion of conspiring to provide material support to terrorists, the fifth such arrest of a tri-state area resident this month, the FBI said Monday."
Brooklyn, N.Y. – Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke released the following statement on the decision by the Department of Homeland Security to extend the initial registration deadline for Temporary Protected Status from May 20, 2015, to Aug. 18, 2015, for eligible nationals of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone. On May 15, 2015, Congresswoman Clarke, with several members of the New York City Delegation to Congress, asked the Department of Homeland Security to extend the deadline to allow more eligible registrants to participate.