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February 28, 2007

Senate Judiciary Committee to Hold First Hearing on Comprehensive Immigration Reform

The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on Comprehensive Immigration Reform on today on Wednesday, February 28, at 10:00am in 216 Hart Senate Office Building.

Wednesday's hearing will be the first official consideration of immigration reform since the 110th Congress convened. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez will testify at the hearing, and both are expected to present the Committee with a framework for immigration reform that closely tracks the plan supported by the President. Secretary Chertoff's testimony and Secretary Gutierrez's testimony are both available on InfoNet in advance of the hearing.

The Senate hearing marks the beginning of what will soon become a full-fledged debate on Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR). Although the Senate immigration reform bill (S. 9) currently exists only as a "Sense of the Congress" resolution in support of CIR, legislators in both chambers are expected to introduce comprehensive, bipartisan immigration reform bills sometime in March.

Posted by VisaLawyer at February 28, 2007 09:13 AM


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