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LIVEBLOGGING: The Civil Rights and Local Immigrant Enforcement Hearing in Congress

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Jackie at America’s Voice is live-blogging the hearing today. Check it out here!

Today, Members of Congress will hear testimony from an extensive list of witnesses on the civil rights implications of the so-called 287(g) program that allows local law enforcement agencies to enforce federal immigration law. Recent studies have shown just how damaging this program can be to communities. It is this same law that allows infamous Sheriff Joe Arpaio to continue his operations in Maricopa County, Arizona. Let’s hope that isn’t true for much longer.

Below is the full witness list for the hearing:

Panel I

Julio Cesar Mora
Avondale, Arizona

Antonio Ramirez
Frederick, Maryland Community Advocate

Deborah Weissman
Reef C. Ivey II Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of Clinical
Programs
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law

Ray Tranchant
Operations Director, Advanced Technology Center, Virginia Beach,
Virginia
Adjunct Professor at Cambridge College, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Panel II

David Harris
Professor of Law
University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Hubert Williams
President
Police Foundation

George Gascon
Chief, Mesa Police department
Mesa, Arizona

Kris Kobach
Professor of Law University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law

Also, watch the hearing live here: http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/calendar.html

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