Thursday, April 30, 2009

Senate Hearing-- Comprehensive Immigration Reform in 2009: Can we do it and how?

Today the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration held a hearing on the possibilities of comprehensive immigration reform in 2009. It only just wrapped up after having gone on for about 4 hours! But it was exciting....

They had an amazing line-up of witnesses--from Alan Greenspan, to Chief of Police Manger, to Rev. Joel Hunter, to Doris Meissner, to Eliseo Mendina, to many others. What was amazing is that the witnesses represented business, labor, immigrant, faith, police, civil rights, and other communities and everyone was coming together to call for comprehensive immigration reform!

It was encouraging to see people come together like that--especially Sen. Schumer (NY), Sen. Feinstein (CA), and Sen. Cornyn (TX).

If you get the chance you should definitely check it out. A video is available from the Senate Judiciary website and America's Voice was also live blogging throughout the entire hearing.

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