Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Senate Hearing Today: How Comprehensive Immigration Reform Should Address the Needs of Women and Families

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“How Comprehensive Immigration Reform Should Address the Needs of Women and Families”

Senate Judiciary Committee, Full Committee; DATE: March 18, 2013  TIME: 02:00 PM  ROOM: Dirksen 226

"Eliminating or restricting family-based immigration would tear apart existing family structures and foster social isolation and disconnection. Yet, some proposals call for limitations in the family-based visa categories in order to increase employment visa categories. This approach is premised on the faulty assumption that American can only absorb a fixed number of immigrants at a given time when in fact, our nation’s needs are constantly changes – sometimes expanding and other times contracting. Adult children and siblings have been shown to have a direct