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March 16, 2005

Registration for Lobby Day in Congress

Today I received a voice mail call from Michele Mendez MMendez@aila.org (202) 216-2424 regarding Lobby Day 2005. She asked me to have you contact any non-AILA participants to have them register today. So if you have invited someone to attend please register them earlier today to facilitate the event tomorrow.

Judy Golub sent this list of Hearings and Press Conferences Taking Place on March 17. If you have any time between your Hill meetings, the following may be of interest to you:

Tracking International Students, Subcommittee Joint Hearing: House Education and the Workforce Committee — Subcommittee on Select Education, Thursday, March 17, 10:00 a.m., 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. The 21st Century Competitiveness Subcommittee and the Select Education Subcommittee of the House Education and the Workforce Committee will hold a joint hearing on tracking international students in higher education. Witnesses: Stephen A. Edson—managing director, Visa Services Directorate, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State; Randolph C. Hite—director, Information Technology Architecture and Systems Issues, Government Accountability Office; Lawrence Bell—director, Office of International Education, University of Colorado, Boulder; C. D. Mote Jr., president - University of Maryland

Global Review of Human Rights, Subcommittee Hearing: House International Relations Committee — Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations, Thursday, March 17, 1:30 p.m., 2200 Rayburn House Office Building. The Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations Subcommittee of the House International Relations Committee will hold a hearing titled “A Global Review of Human Rights: Examining the State Department’s 2004 Annual Report.” Witnesses: Michael G. Kozak—acting assistant secretary of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor; Brian Steidle—Global Grassroots

Fiscal 2006 Appropriations: Homeland Security—USCIS, Subcommittee Hearing, House Appropriations Committee— Subcommittee on Homeland Security, Thursday, March 17, 2:00 p.m., 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. The Homeland Security Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee will hold a hearing on fiscal year 2006 appropriations for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Witnesses: Eduardo Aguirre, Jr.-Director, USCIS

Comprehensive Immigration Reform Press Event—On Thursday, March 17th at 3 pm in room 253 Russell there will be a press event held by our coalition partners to demonstrate the range of support for comprehensive immigration reform and set the stage and message for the Presidents’ meeting on March 23. The event will feature: Bishop Kevin Farrell, Auxiliary Bishop of Washington, DC; Bruce Josten of the US Chamber of Commerce; Janet Murguia, President, NCLR; Karen Narasaki, President, NAPALC; Grover Norquist, President, Americans for Tax Reform; Terence O’Sullivan, President of Laborers International.

Posted by VisaLawyer at March 16, 2005 07:17 AM

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