4/30/09: Chuck Schumer holding immigration "reform" hearing (Alan Greenspan, Joel Hunter, Doris Meissner)

On April 30, Chuck Schumer and the Senate Judiciary Committee/Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Citizenship will be holding a hearing called "Comprehensive Immigration Reform in 2009, Can We Do It and How?" (judiciary.senate.gov/hearings/hearing.cfm?id=3793) It would be a tough debate about the issue if not for the fact that all five witnesses are on the same basic side:

* Alan Greenspan

* J. Thomas Manger, Chief of Police, Montgomery County, Maryland. Previous testimony from him opposing the 287g program is at homeland.house.gov/SiteDocuments/20090304140934-99719.pdf

* Dr. Joel Hunter, Senior Pastor, Northland Church. Also a member of Obama's advisory council for his faith based and neighborhood partnerships. Supports "reform" (link).

* Doris Meissner of the Migration Policy Institute and former commissioner of the INS.

* Eliseo Medina of the Service Employees International Union.

The Socratic debate will commence at 2pm Eastern, and a webcast might be available.