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September 01, 2007

TENTATIVE: House Immigration Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on CIR

Members of Congress will return to work next week after the month long August recess. On Thursday, September 6, The Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law, of the House Judiciary Committee, is TENTATIVELY scheduled to hold a hearing on the STRIVE Act at 1:00 pm in room 2141 of the Rayburn House Office Building. According to newspaper reports, the recent arrest and deportation of Elvira Arellano, an undocumented immigrant who sought sanctuary in a Chicago church for more than a year, reinvigorated the immigration debate and Immigration Subcommittee Chairwoman Zoe Lofgren's (D-CA) attention to the matter.

According to the Chicago Tribune, Joshua Hoyt, executive director of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, is expected to testify before the subcommittee as is Chicago resident Tony Wasilewski, whose wife was deported to Poland this summer.

At this time, no information about the hearing is available on the Immigration Subcommittee website; http://judiciary.house.gov/committeestructure.aspx?committee=4

Posted by VisaLawyer at September 1, 2007 06:23 PM

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