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  • Hastings Welcomes International Tribunal Judgement In Ratko Mladic Case
    Posted in Press Releases on November 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs - Europe, Human Rights and Refugees

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement following today’s judgement of Bosnian Serb wartime commander Ratko Mladic at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague (Netherlands): “I welcome today’s judgement by the international tribunal against Ratko Mladic. The absolutely monstrous nature of the crimes he was found guilty of committing – war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide – could not be ignored. Although it took a long ... Read more

  • Hastings Introduces Resolution Denouncing Violence Against the Rohingya People
    Posted in Articles on October 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs - Asia, Human Rights and Refugees

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) has introduced H.Res.591, a resolution denouncing the ongoing violence against the Rohingya people of Burma and calling on the international community to do everything possible to help Bangladesh as it provides life-saving assistance to Rohingya refugees (Please find attached a copy of the resolution): “The Rohingya people are victims of horrific atrocities at the hands of the Burmese army and government. The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights ... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on World Refugee Day
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration Policy, Human Rights and Refugees

    Congressman Alcee Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement in observance of World Refugee Day: “We observe World Refugee Day to draw attention to the plight of the more than 65 million people around the globe who have been forced to flee their homes and countries. More than any time in recorded history, war, persecution, religious intolerance, and natural disasters have forced millions of people to abandon everything in order to survive. On this day, we must reflect on the importance of prom... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on the 5th Anniversary of DACA
    Posted in Press Releases on June 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration Policy, Human Rights and Refugees

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on the 5th Anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: “Since DACA was launched five years ago, nearly 800,000 young people have received temporary relief from deportation. The program has afforded youth the opportunity to work, go to school, and be active and contributing members of our society. “President Donald John Trump’s administration has undermined DACA, targeting recipients with deportati... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Secretary Kelly’s TPS Decision
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration Policy, Human Rights and Refugees

    (Washington, D.C.) Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) issued the following statement on Secretary John Kelly’s decision to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for six months to Haitian nationals residing in the United States: “I continue to believe, and will continue to champion, that a full TPS renewal of 18 months is in the best interest of both Haiti and the United States. Haiti continues to face daily challenges from the earthquake that laid waste to the country in 2010, the subsequent... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on International Roma Day
    Posted in Press Releases on April 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, Human Rights and Refugees

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement marking International Roma Day: “I am pleased to mark International Roma Day and celebrate the contributions of Roma persons to world history and culture. As we celebrate the great contributions of the Romani people throughout history, we must not lose site of the fact that they continue to face intolerance and are still fighting for equal opportunities for themselves and their families. “To this day, Romani continue to face p... Read more

  • Hastings Renews Call for Extending Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Haitian Nationals
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration Policy, Human Rights and Refugees

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) sent the following letter to Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly, urging him to extend TPS Status to Haitian nationals who have been residing in the United States and benefitting from this program. Joining Hastings in signing the letter were Senators Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), Fred... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on President Trump’s Revised Muslim Ban
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration Policy, Foreign Affairs - The Middle East, Human Rights and Refugees

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement in response to President Donald John Trump’s new executive order banning Muslims and refugees from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen from entering the United States: “It’s perplexing that President Trump, who’s first Muslim and refugee ban was shot-down by multiple courts, has once again attempted to prohibit the same groups from entering the United States. No matter how you repackage it, this new executive order i... Read more

  • Hastings Recognizes International Holocaust Remembrance Day
    Posted in Press Releases on January 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs - Israel, Human Rights and Refugees

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day: “I join with others around the world in observing International Holocaust Remembrance Day and honoring the millions of lives tragically cut short during the worst genocide in human history. Between 1940 and 1945, two out of every three Jews in Europe perished, and by the end of World War II, nearly eleven million people had been murdered by the Nazis. “Today, a global resurgence... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement on Republicans Targeting Women’s Healthcare Worldwide
    Posted in Press Releases on January 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs - Africa, Foreign Affairs - Asia, Women's Issues, Human Rights and Refugees

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement ahead of the House Committee on Rules meeting on H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2017, and in response to President Trump's executive order reinstating the 'global gag-rule:' “The House Republican leadership has chosen legislation attacking women’s reproductive rights as their very first priority following President Trump’s inauguration. The legislation being debated t... Read more

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