Key Immigration Hearings—Week of February 22

There are several important immigration-related hearings on Capitol Hill during the week of February 22 that FAIR wants to make you aware of.

Tuesday, February 23 at 10 a.m. EST

The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing entitled, “The Unaccompanied Children Crisis: Does the Administration Have a Plan to Stop the Border Surge and Adequately Monitor the Children?” Five administration officials are testifying at the hearing: Kay Brown, Director, Education, Workforce, and Income Security, Government Accountability Office; Ronald Vitiello, Deputy Chief, U.S. Border Patrol; Mark Greenberg, Acting Assistant Secretary, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Juan Osuna, Director, Executive Office for Immigration Review, U.S. Department of Justice; and Thomas Homan, Executive Associate Director, Enforcement and Removal Operations, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

You can watch the hearing live here.

Wednesday, February 24 at 10:30 a.m. EST

The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies is holding a budget hearing for the Department of Justice. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is the sole witness testifying at the hearing.

You can watch the hearing live here.

Thursday, February 25 at 2:30 p.m. EST

The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest is holding a hearing entitled, “The Impact of High-Skilled Immigration on U.S. Workers.”  There are six witnesses testifying at the hearing: Leo Perrero, a former Disney IT Engineer who was replaced by a foreign worker; John Miano, lead counsel for the WashTech case; Mark O’Neill, Chief Technology Officer for JackThreads; Prof. Hal Salzman; Prof. Chad Sparber; and Prof. Ron Hira.

You can watch the hearing live here.

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  1. avatar

    As more and more poor uneducated illegals enter and become US citizens along with their 340,000 anchor babies born here every year they will vote for who ever gives them the most bread and circuses this should be obvious ……they are a force only because the Congress let them be and at the expense of the American taxpayer …now you will see even so called Republicans give away the store ……it only ends with our destruction>>>>>>>> “The further a society drifts from the truth the more it will hate those that speak it”——-George Orwell…….

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      You’re right, because for all this talk about “when your grandparents came”, it is not remotely the same situation. Those people came here with nothing and got nothing from the government. It was their hard work that caused them to succeed. Now we attract the welfare dependent and those programs did not exist decades ago. What we are doing is handing over this country to the control of Mexico and other Latin countries because they care first about their ethnicity.

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    Last summer, a federal judge appointed by this administration, Dolly Gee, ordered Central American children and families released from detention centers. In response to contention that it only encourages more people to come, she called that “speculative at best and, at worst, fear mongering.”

    First of all, was she born yesterday? Everyone over the age of ten realizes that you don’t discourage behavior by allowing no penalties for it. Perhaps there are legitimate cases, but they are likely few and far between. If anyone has a real case, they should not mind their story being checked out, which takes time. Apparently Gee’s default position is release everyone. It’s hardly “speculation” to think that discourages no one.

    As for “fear mongering”, what does that have to do with a legal decision. That’s a political opinion, not a legal argument. But then, these are the people this president appoints, because they think like he does. The constitution is fine, according to them, until it gets in the way of how they want things. As far as the replacement for Scalia, the Democrats rejected two Nixon nominees, Haynesworth and Carswell, and one by Reagan, Robert Bork.

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      Speaking to the Establishment on Immigration

      Is like trying to get a severely hard of hearing person to hear and understand your position…..they can’t hear you.