The House Judiciary Committee Chairman, John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), and Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law, Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), announced that the oversight hearing on the H-2B program will be the first in a series of immigration hearings. The subcommittee and the full committee will conduct several hearings on this issue in the coming weeks.
"Over the past year, it has become clear that we need an immigration system that is fair, legal, and tough," said Conyers. "The Bush administration has lost control of our borders and failed to deliver an immigration system that is good for American families, workers, and businesses. It is time to address those failures.
"The Subcommittee on Immigration is moving forward with a new series of hearings on immigration concerns and legislation," noted subcommittee Chair Rep. Zoe Lofgren. The series will be conducted in coordination with several other House committees and will take place of the course of several weeks. Members are expected to examine a variety of issues regarding immigration.