Key Immigration Hearings—Week of March 21

test_capitol_jpgThere are several important immigration-related hearings on Capitol Hill during the week of March 21 that FAIR wants to make you aware of.

Tuesday, March 22 at 2 p.m. EST

The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere is holding a hearing entitled, “Potential Terrorist Threats: Border Security Challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean.” Three administration officials are testifying at the hearing: Mr. Juan Gonzales, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State; The Honorable Alan D. Bersin, Assistant Secretary for International Affairs and Chief Diplomatic Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; and Mr. Lev Kubiak, Assistant Director for International Operations, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

You can watch the hearing live here.

Wednesday, March 23 at 9 a.m. EST

The House Homeland Security Committee is holding a markup (amending) on H.R. 4482, the Southwest Border Security Threat Assessment Act of 2016.

Wednesday, March 23 at 9 a.m. EST

The House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittees on National Security and Government Operations are holding a hearing entitled, “National Security: Threats at our Borders.” Five witnesses are testifying at the hearing: Mr. Ronald D. Vitiello, Acting Chief, Border Patrol, U.S. Customs and Border Protection; Mr. Brandon Judd, President, National Border Patrol Council; Mr. Steven C. McCraw, Director, Texas Department of Public Safety; Mr. Jan C. Ting, Professor of Law, Temple University Beasley School of Law; and Ms. Eleanor Acer, Senior Director, Refugee Protection, Human Rights First.

You can watch the hearing live here.

Wednesday, March 23 at 9:30 a.m. EST

The House Foreign Affairs Committee is holding a full committee hearing entitled, “The Administration’s Plan to Close the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility: At What Foreign Policy and National Security Cost?.” Two administration officials are testifying at the hearing: Mr. Lee Wolosky, Special Envoy for Guantanamo Closure, U.S. Department of State and Mr. Paul M. Lewis, Special Envoy for Guantanamo Closure, U.S. Department of Defense.

You can watch the hearing live here.

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From meeting with members of Congress to providing testimonies for hearings and issuing reports, FAIR has worked on national immigration issues since 1979. The Government Relations team reviews legislation and legal opinions and acts as a liaison between FAIR and Congress.

Comments

  1. The immigration Hearings

    Are a waste of money and time. Build the wall and implement eVerify with laws currently on the books. Mission complete.