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July 18, 2006

House and Senate Hearings on Immigration Reform—Attend If You Can! (Updated 7/13/06)

Rather than proceed directly with a conference committee to reconcile the differences between the House and Senate immigration bills, House Republicans have opted to hold a two-month series of hearings that are intended to whip up their conservative base and focus attacks on the Senate approach. In response, the Senate Judiciary Committee is also holding hearings. Chairman Specter plans to promote the temporary worker program and earned legalization provisions in S. 2611.
Information on the hearings appears below;
City: Washington, DC
Date: July 18
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building
Committee: House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims
Additional information: Title of hearing is “Do the Reid-Kennedy bill’s amnesty provisions repeat the mistakes of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986?”
Scheduled witnesses:
• Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-Texas
• Phyllis Schlafly, President, Eagle Forum, Alton, Ill.
• Steven Camarota, Director of Research, Center for Immigration Studies
• James R. Edwards Jr., Adjunct Fellow, Hudson Institute

City: Washington, DC
Date: July 19
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building
Committee: House Education and the Workforce Committee
Additional information: Title of hearing is “What is the impact of the Reid-Kennedy bill on American workers and their workplaces?”

City: Washington, DC
Date: July 20
Time: TBA
Location: TBA
Committee: House Homeland Security Committee
Additional information: Title of hearing is “How does the Reid-Kennedy bill compare to the House Border Security bill when it comes to enhancing border infrastructure?”

City: Washington, DC
Date: July 26
Time: TBA
Location: TBA
Committee: House Education and the Workforce Committee
Additional information: Title of hearing is “What is the role of English in American education and society, and does the Reid-Kennedy bill undermine, rather that encourage, this role?”

City: Washington, DC
Date: July 27
Time: TBAv Location: TBA
Committee: House Homeland Security Committee
Additional information: Title of hearing is “Does the Reid-Kennedy bill make it more difficult for law enforcement to expedite the removal of illegal aliens from the United States?”

City: Washington, DC
Date: July 27
Time: TBAv Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building
Committee: House Judiciary Committee
Additional information: Title of hearing is “Will the Reid-Kennedy bill’s amnesty provisions overwhelm the already overburdened U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services? Will 10-20 million new applicants for citizenship make it easier for criminals and terrorists to evade background checks?”

City: Washington, DC
Date: July 27
Time: TBAv Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building
Committee: House International Relations Committee
Additional information: Title of hearing is “To what degree is illegal immigration an issue for countries in the Western Hemisphere, and does the Reid-Kennedy bill undercut American diplomatic efforts aimed at curbing illegal immigration?”

City: Yuma, AZ
Date: Week of August 14
Time: TBD
Location: TBD
Committee: House Government Reform Committee
Additional information: Subject of hearing is "Costs to federal, state, and local governments of an unsecured border"

City: TBD, Washington, DC, and locations outside Washington
Date: TBD, July and August
Location: TBD
Committee: House Education and the Workforce Committee
Additional information: The House Education and the Workforce Committee will hold a series of hearings on the following subjects:
• English as the official language
• DREAM Act
• The impact of current and potential changes to immigration laws on employers
• An overview of the enforcement of current immigration laws and their impact on the workforce

Posted by VisaLawyer at July 18, 2006 07:01 AM

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