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April 19, 2007

This Week in Congress; House Immigration Subcommittee to Hold Hearings on Past Immigration Reform, AILA Members to Testify

This week members of the Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law, of the House Judiciary Committee, will resume their immigration work with two hearings focused on major immigration reform bills of the past two decades: the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) and the 1996 Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRAIRA). AILA members Muzaffar Chishti, Stephen Legomsky, and Paul Virtue will testify.

The first hearing, on "Shortfalls of 1986 Immigration Reform Legislation," will take place at 3 pm on Thursday, April 19, 2007, in 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Witnesses will include:

Muzaffar Chishti, AILA member and Director of the Migration Policy Institute, New York University School of Law;

Stephen Legomsky, AILA member and Professor of International and Comparative Law, Washington University;

Stephen Pitti, Professor of History and American Studies and Director of the Program in Ethnicity, Race and Migration, Yale University;

Rosemary Jenks, Director of Government Relations, Numbers USA.

The second hearing, on "Shortfalls of the 1996 Reform Legislation," will take place at 10 am on Friday, April 20, 2007, in 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. AILA member Paul Virtue, Partner at Hogan & Hartson, LLP, and former General Counsel for INS, will testify. (A full witness list is not yet available.)

This week's hearings are the second and third of a series of immigration-related hearings convened by Subcommittee Chair Zoe Lofgren (D-CA). The first hearing of the series took place on March 30, 2007, on Ellis Island. Testimony at this hearing, is entitled "Past, Present, and Future: A Historic and Personal Reflection on American Immigration,".

Posted by VisaLawyer at April 19, 2007 07:25 AM

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