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September 05, 2007

House Immigration Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on STRIVE ACT

The Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law, of the House Judiciary Committee, will hold a hearing on the STRIVE Act of 2007 (H.R. 1645) on Thursday, September 6 at 1:00 pm, in 2141 Rayburn House Office Building.
The hearing will be webcast on the Judiciary Committee website, and testimony from the hearing will be posted on InfoNet once it becomes available.

Expected witnesses include:

Panel I:
* Representative Joe Baca (D-CA)
* Representative Jeff Flake (R-AZ)
* Representative Ray LaHood (R-IL)

Panel II:
* Josh Hoyt, Executive Director, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and
Refugee Rights
* David Lizarraga, Chairman, U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
* Reverend Danny Cortez, Esperanza USA
* Cassandra Butts, Center for American Progress
* Tony Wasilewski, Small Business Owner
* Eduardo Gonzalez, US Navy Petty Officer Second Class

In May, the House held six weeks of hearings on the STRIVE Act that touched upon nearly every important facet of immigration reform. Testimony from those hearings is available at www.aila.org under Congressional Testimony. The hearings were halted in June when House leaders indicated they intended to wait upon the deadlocked Senate and would postpone further subcommittee action until the fate of S. 1348 had been decided.

Please stay tuned for developments on further CIR hearings in the House.

Posted by VisaLawyer at September 5, 2007 07:12 AM

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