House Immigration Hearing on Tuesday

The House Judiciary Committee has posted information about Tuesday’s immigration hearing, and the line-up of speakers is somewhat concerning. Usually the majority party gets to choose 3 out of 4 witnesses per panel, but the upcoming group appears unduly friendly to Obama’s amnesty and general immigration permissiveness, although I admit not every name is familiar to me. But there are hints, like job titles.

I phoned C-SPAN a little while ago and the fellow with whom I spoke said hearing coverage decisions are made late in the day before the event, but he thought they might cover it given the current interest about immigration in the news.

But I hear on good authority that the hearing “should” be webcast on the House Judiciary site.

The hearing, titled “America’s Immigration System: Opportunities for Legal Immigration and Enforcement of Laws against Illegal Immigration” is scheduled for 10:15 am EST on Tuesday, Feb 5.

The committee has already included the witnesses’ written statements:

Witness List

Panel I

Vivek Wadhwa
Director of Research, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University

Michael Teitelbaum
Senior Advisor, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and Wertheim Fellow, Harvard Law School (Also Commissioner and Vice Chair
, U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform 1991-1997)

Dr. Puneet S. Arora
Chairman of the Board, Immigration Voice

The Honorable Julian Castro
Mayor, San Antonio, Texas

Panel II

Julie Myers Wood
President, Guidepost Solutions LLC

Chris Crane
President, National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council 118, American Federation of Government Employees

Jessica Vaughan
Director of Policy Studies, Center for Immigration Studies

Muzaffar Chishti,
Director of the Migration Policy Institute’s Office at New York University Law School Office