Leahy Announces Fourth SJC Hearing On Immigration Reform

WASHINGTON – The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing next week on comprehensive immigration reform legislation, Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) said Wednesday.

“Next week, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold its fourth hearing this year on immigration,” said Leahy.  “Our hearings have informed the Senate and the public of the various and pressing needs to reform the Nation’s broken immigration system.  I look forward to continuing that discussion next week as we head toward marking up legislation with deliberation and openness.”

Senator Leahy said in January that the Committee would devote considerable time this spring to the issue of reforming the Nation’s immigration system, and he chaired the Senate’s first hearing on comprehensive immigration reform in February.  The Judiciary Committee held two additional hearings in March on the pressing need to pass comprehensive immigration reform, and next week’s hearing will focus on legislation to achieve that goal.  The hearing will be on Wednesday, April 17. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will testify, and additional witnesses will be announced soon.

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April 10, 2012


 The Senate Committee on the Judiciary has scheduled a hearing entitled “Hearing on Comprehensive Immigration Reform Legislation for Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. in Room 226 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

By order of the Chairman.

Witness List

Hearing before the
Senate Committee on the Judiciary


 “Hearing on Comprehensive Immigration Reform Legislation”

 Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 226
2:30 p.m.

 The Honorable Janet Napolitano
United States Department of Homeland Security
Washington, DC



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