Key Immigration Hearings – Week of March 7

While the House is out of session this week, the Senate will be busy with its budget hearings.

Tuesday, March 8 at 10 a.m. EST

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee is holding a budget hearing for the Homeland Security Department.  Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson is the sole witness testifying.

You can view this hearing here.

Tuesday, March 8 at 2:30 p.m. EST

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security is holding a budget hearing for U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  Kevin McAleenan, Deputy Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection and Daniel Ragsdale, Deputy Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement will be testifying.


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  1. avatar Leland says:

    Trump was talking about how foreign college students have to go home after getting a degree. That’s not our problem. The only people we owe are American students and a lot of them can’t get jobs now. Also a lot of American students can’t get into state schools even with relatively high marks because the colleges want the higher fees that foreign students pay. Never mind that the American kid’s parents were probably paying taxes for decades in support of schools.

    We need to stop being politically correct and stop educating Chinese students. China is our political, military, and economic enemy. We don’t need to be educating their population and having them steal our technology, which is what is happening. Trump, btw, seemed to imply in the debate that he would consider more H1B visas, but backed off that position subsequently and said he supports no increase.

    • avatar P Cole says:

      Neither favoring foreign & out-of-state students over in-state HS grads for higher tuition is not not being “politically correct”. going for the higher tuition is money-grubbing. The parents of in-state students ( and the rest of the state tax payers together) have not paid enough taxes to run the schools. Low-to-no taxes is the new ‘politically correct’. ( but it plays havoc with bridges; roads and state universities.

      I agree that depriving US Citizens of opportunity in favor of non-Americans is terrible. But educating Chinese students.( and other international students) is the result of another part of political correctness…. globalization.

      Worked my way through state schools with minimum wage, or just above, jobs. Shared an apartment; had a car; and booze money. that s a national tragedy no longer possible for this generation. Besides depriving Citizens of opportunity, you are never able to look down on the so-called `uneducated`; because every place you worke there are `uneducated` co-workers that were smarter than you in one way of=r another.

      • The Only Ones That Can Find Lots of Jobs With Degrees

        Are college instructors working off of double tuition foreign guests’ loot. The American students’ face a grim job future, at $10.92/hr avg and 28 hr weeks with no healthcare.

    • avatar No Change says:

      Leland have you ever gone to the university?……………..or one of your fairy tails stories about our reality you have twisted and live a lie…..

      • avatar No Change says:

        This is muvhmore complex that your little brain can handle…you just read and like a monkey repeat and generalize…..well sophisticated monkey….to be nice to you even though you do not deserve that….

  2. Thanks for the Hearing Links, FAIR