04.15.13

Leahy Announces Additional Hearings On Comprehensive Immigration Reform

WASHINGTON –Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) announced Monday that the Committee will hold another hearing, set for next week, to examine pending legislation to reform the Nation’s immigration system. It will be the fifth immigration hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee this year.

“Over the course of the next week, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold two hearings on a forthcoming, bipartisan proposal to reform the Nation’s broken immigration system,” Leahy said. “I am working with Senator Grassley, the Committee’s ranking member, to determine what witnesses he and other Republican Senators would like the Committee to invite to these two hearings.  I look forward to reviewing the bill, holding prompt hearings on the legislation, and proceeding to debating and marking up legislation on this important issue.”

A bipartisan group of eight Senators is expected to unveil comprehensive immigration reform legislation this week, and the Judiciary Committee will meet on Friday, April 19, to hear testimony from Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on that proposal. The panel will again meet on Monday, April 22, for a second hearing focused on the legislation. The Committee has already held three hearings on the issue of immigration reform this year, including the Senate’s first hearing on the issue in February

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 April 15, 2013

 NOTICE OF COMMITTEE HEARING

The Senate Committee on the Judiciary has scheduled a hearing entitled “Hearing on Comprehensive Immigration Reform Legislation for Monday, April 22, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., in Room 216 of the Hart Senate Office Building.

By order of the Chairman.

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