James Sensenbrenner has been named by House Judiciary Chair Bob Goodlatte to serve as chair of the Immigration Subcommittee. Congressman Sensenbrenner has served for many years on the Judiciary Committee and while he has not been on the Immigration Subcommittee in recent years, he has been vocal on the issue. Sensenbrenner has a mixed record on immigration which is why he got a C+ from anti-immigrant group NumbersUSA. He’s supported restrictionist policies when it comes to illegally present immigrants including strongly opposing comprehensive immigration reform. On the other hand, he’s sponsored a number of legal immigration bills in years past and is not in the protectionist wing of the party that opposes all immigration.

We don’t yet know the names of the rest of the members of the subcommittee nor do we know the members of the Senate Immigration Subcommittee (though it won’t be chaired by Jeff Sessions not only because he is the nominee for Attorney General but because he’s not assigned to the Judiciary Committee for the latest Congress (he is assigned to other committees, incidentally)).

Greg Siskind

Greg Siskind

Greg Siskind is a partner with Siskind Susser, PC - Immigration Lawyers. After graduating from Vanderbilt University, he received his law degree at the University of Chicago. He created the first immigration law web site in 1994 and the first law blog in 1997. He's written four books and currently serves on the board of governors of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He can be reached by email at gsiskind@visalaw.com.
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