BREAKING NEWS UAFA- Senate Judiciary committee releases hearing Witness list

Reporting today from D.C. leahy at desk
Today Senator Leahy announced the official witness list for the Uniting American Families Act hearing on June 3rd – this week. Shirley Tan will be testifying; as well as a binational American living in exile abroad, the rare appearance at such a hearing the American Bar Association – in suppport of the legislation. Details to follow in 15 minuites.

“The Uniting American Families Act: Addressing Inequality in Federal Immigration Law” 

Senate Judiciary Committee
Full Committee
View a webcast of this hearing
DATE: June 3, 2009
TIME: 10:00 AM
ROOM: Dirksen-226


May 22, 2009

The Senate Committee on the Judiciary has scheduled a hearing on “The Uniting American Families Act: Addressing Inequality in Federal Immigration Law” for Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 226 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building.

By order of the Chairman

Witness List

Hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee


“The Uniting American Families Act: Addressing Inequality in Federal Immigration Law”

Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Dirksen Office Building Room 226
10:00 a.m.

Shirley Tan
Pacifica, CA

Gordon Stewart
London, England

Julian Bond
National Board of Directors
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Washington, DC

Christopher Nugent
Committee on the Rights of Immigrants
Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities
American Bar Association
Washington, DC

Roy Beck
NumbersUSA Education & Research Foundation
Arlington, VA

Jessica M. Vaughan   linked to her blog – right wing and anti immigration and gays    Nowhere on her BLOG does she have any discussion on UAFA
I wonder what her testimony will be- probably been off her radar until now. 
Director, Policy Studies
Center for Immigration Studies
Franklin, MA



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2 Comments on “BREAKING NEWS UAFA- Senate Judiciary committee releases hearing Witness list”

  1. Madison Reed June 1, 2009 at 9:49 AM #

    Thank you Melanie. A fantastic list!

    • oblogdeeoblogda June 1, 2009 at 5:43 PM #

      I agree; I think the right has made a mistake in its choice of presenters at least in so far as it pertains to UAFA. They seem to be targeting CIR rather than UAFA per se, by virtue of this choice. These people are anti immigration completely and I think that kind of extremism will have a rebound effect. I dont think they will be taken seriously and I do not think they will be well versed on the UAFA core issues. Lets wait and see I may be wrong. I feel as if they are wasting their time, because they will have ZERO impact on the majority on the committee – they would have been wiser to have chosen moderates against UAFA. There problem. Thanks for your continued support. Mel

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