House Judiciary Committee Holds Immigration Hearing

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On February 5th, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing titled “America’s Immigration System: Opportunities for Legal Immigration and Enforcement of Laws against Illegal Immigration.” Witnesses included San Antonio’s Mayor Julian Castro; Dr. Puneet Arora of Immigration Voice; Chris Crane of the American Federation of Government Employees; Muzaffar Chishti of the Migration Policy Institute; and Michael Teitelbaum, who currently is at Harvard Law School but sat on the U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform from 1991-1997. In his testimony, Mr. Teitelbaum summarized the Commission’s key findings and recommendations, which included prioritizing “refugee admissions and other actions that reaffirm longstanding U.S. commitments to provide refuge to the persecuted.” Learn more.