"For far too long, the House of Representatives has lacked the moral courage to designate lynching as federal crime," said House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY).
“Last month, I met with Maurice Kamto to discuss good governance, human rights, and the violence taking place in the Anglophone Northwest and Southwest Regions of Cameroon. I was encouraged when the Government of Cameroon released Mr. Kamto after months of detainment.
"Rita Walters was a close friend of my family and a mentor who encouraged my involvement in public service every step of the way starting with nominating me to serve as a student representative to a Board of Education Task Force when I was in middle school.
"This is the first U.S. Cabinet official to visit Africa in more than 18 months and comes less than a month after the Trump administration imposed travel restrictions on Eritrea, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania and amid speculation that the U.S.
“On Wednesday, the House will consider the Emmett Till Antilynching Act, which will explicitly designate lynching as a hate crime under federal law,” said House Majority Leader Hoyer. “This legislation is long overdue, but it is never too late to do the right thing and address these gruesome, racially motivated acts of terror that have plagued our nation’s history.
“This administration will stop at nothing to make life painful for people of color seeking a better future. Not only has the President added Eritrea to its latest Muslim Ban, but he is also now threatening to deport Eritreans who have settled here.
Last week, members of the Congressional Tri-Caucus – composed of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), and Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) – filed amicus briefs in the Second, Fourth, and Ninth circuit courts opposing the Trump Administration’s public charge rule.
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