Key Immigration Hearings—Week of March 14
There are several important immigration-related hearings on Capitol Hill during the week of March 14 that FAIR wants to make you aware of.Tuesday, March 15 at 10 a.m. ESTThe House Judiciary Executive Overreach Task Force is holding a hearing entitled, “Executive Overreach in Domestic Affairs Part I – Health Care and Immigration.” The witness list consists of four attorneys: Elizabeth Papez; Prof. Josh Blackman; Simon Lazarus; and Elizabeth Slattery.You can watch the hearing live here.Tuesday, March 15 at 10 a.m. ESTThe Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee is holding a hearing entitled, “The Security of U.S. Visa Programs.” Four administration officials are testifying: David Donahue, Principal Deputy Assistance Secretary of State; Leon Rodriguez; director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services; Sarah Saldana, director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement; and John Roth, inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security.You can watch the hearing live here.Wednesday, March 16 at 10 a.m. ESTThe House Judiciary Committee is holding a markup (amending) on H.R. 4731, the Refugee Program Integrity Restoration Act of 2016.You can watch the markup live here.Wednesday, March 16 at 10 a.m. ESTThe Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest is holding a hearing entitled, “The Impact of High Levels of Immigration on U.S. Workers.” There are four witnesses testifying: Peter Kirsanow, United States Commission on Civil Rights Commissioner; Benjamin Johnson, American Immigration Lawyers Association Executive Director; David Kallick, Fiscal Policy Institute Senior Fellow; and Steven Camarota, Center for Immigration Studies Director of Research.You can watch the hearing live here.Thursday, March 17 at 10 a.m. ESTThe House Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee is holding a budget hearing for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ICE Director Sarah Saldana is the lone witness appearing.You can watch the hearing live here.***Additional Immigration Event on Capitol Hill***The House of Representatives is expected to vote Thursday on a resolution authorizing the Speaker to file an amicus brief (friend of the court brief) on behalf of the full House in U.S. v. Texas, the 26 state lawsuit challenging President Obama’s executive amnesty programs.
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