Support for Immigration Reform Requires Opposition to Unjust Deportations
Judiciary Hearing was lost opportunity to ask DHS Sec about top priority for Immigrants
04.23.2013 – Washington, DC.
With Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee this morning, Senators had an opportunity to ask questions about the broken, unjust status quo. Instead, the hearing today was characterized by Sen. Chuck Schumer saying, “we certainly need more drones,” while Sen. Feinstein asked questions about student visa fraud and Jeff Flake mocked border crossing migrants to a room full of laughter.
At 2:30pm this afternoon, the Senate Appropriations Committee will have the opportunity for more substantive questioning of the Secretary responsible for unprecedented criminalization and deportation of immigrants and the $18 billion spent annually on enforcement.