Wednesday, September 9, 2009
While little action on immigration matters is expected to occur this week, advocates and policymakers interested in immigration reform should keep their eyes on next week. House and Senate conferees are expected by then to reach some critical decisions on a number of immigration policy matters that are in contention in the fiscal year 2010 Homeland Security Appropriations bill. The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), the nation's leading immigration restrictionist organization, has organized a massive lobby week for next week. And President Obama, Representative Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), and Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) [both key to reform] are expected next week to make important remarks before the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's Policy Conference. Click here for the whole piece.