House Holding Series of Immigration Hearings
House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.), and chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law, Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Cal.), announced that an oversight hearing held April 16, 2008, on the H-2B program was the first in a series of immigration hearings to be held by the subcommittee and the full Judiciary Committee.
“Over the past year, it has become clear that we need an immigration system that is fair, legal, and tough,” said Rep. Conyers. The series will be conducted in coordination with several other House committees.
The Judiciary Committee’s announcement is available at http://judiciary.house.gov/newscenter.aspx?A=954. Testimony from the H-2B hearing has been posted to the House Web site. Testimony has been posted for a hearing on wasted visas and growing backlogs held on April 30, 2008.