The first of two Georgia Congressional hearings on immigration policy was held today in Gainesville. AccessNorthGa.com has some details:
“We do not have enough days this week to over all the bad parts of that Senate Bill,” (Congressman Charlie) Norwood said. “It is the worst piece of legislation I’ve seen in 12 years in the U.S. House of Representatives. You can rest assured it is not becoming law, we’re not going to let that happen.”
Congressman Nathan Deal of Gainesville said an immigration bill must protect the borders and American workers against illegal immigrants before Congress can consider a guest worker provision for illegals already living and working in the U.S.
“Why would anybody want to come to a program that has a time limit fix as to how you can be here if you can continue to come across the border?” Deal asked.
Not everyone was happy today as the article points out:
Hispanic community groups complained on Monday that they had been left off the witness list. Norwood made no apologies for that.
“What I wanted was witnesses who agree with me, not disagree with me,” Norwood said.
Anyone have any eyewitness reports?