What’s Up With The House Sub-Committee On Citizenship & Immigration?


By Felicia J. Persaud

News Americas, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, Fri. May 17, 2019: In this era where the Trump administration has made
immigrants their target and number one scapegoats, it is disconcerting that we
have heard very little from the Democratically controlled House Sub-Committee on
Citizenship & Immigration.

Sure, we hear
almost daily now about the Judiciary committee, but when last have you heard a
peep from the Citizenship & Immigration sub-committee?

In all the madness
occurring on the immigration front, one would think for sure now that Democrats
are in control of the House, we would be hearing daily from the members of this

But no, nothing
recently from this sub-committee which as part of the Judiciary Committee has “jurisdiction
over immigration and naturalization, border security, admission of refugees,
treaties, conventions and international agreements, claims against the United
States, federal charters of incorporation, private immigration and claims
bills, and non-border enforcement.”

How about its chair, Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren? A recent Google news search of this Congresswoman I have never heard a peep from on television or read about reacting to all of the atrocities against immigrants committed by El Trumpeto and company, shows that she has not even bothered to comment on immigration in recent months.

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Instead, the news
search showed her mainly more concerned about the Mueller report and Barr et
al. In other words, the current Democratic madness that is playing to the strengths
of Trump and his love of chaos and litigation rather than the immigrants who
are jailed, separated and in limbo across this country.

Further, a search
of all immigration bills introduced to Congress this year and referred to this sub-committee
by Democrats show that no one, – not a single Democrat – has bothered to introduce
a comprehensive immigration reform bill that can be passed through committee
and brought to the floor for a House vote this year.

Aside from all of small
piecemeal bills, 30 in all by Democratic lawmakers, the one that stands out is H.R.
6. The American Dream and Promise Act of 2019 was introduced on March 12 and
has 230 co-sponsors. Its goal was to help Dreamers, but it is still languishing
in this committee.

This as Dreamers
all across the country are in limbo, living in fear.; border cells are becoming
overcrowded with the crisis at the border and no end in sight there and as the
administration moved forward Friday with a proposed draconian rule to make it
harder for undocumented immigrants to access federally subsidized housing —
the latest crackdown on immigrants who use public assistance.

Yet, all the
while, all that is dominating the news cycle and Democrats attention is the “unredacted
Mueller report.” The lack of focus on real issues, germane to Americans across
the country, puts Democrats in jeopardy come 2020, as Trump continues to feed
the Kool-Aid to his base and the American public of voters gets fatigued and tired
of the madness in Washington.

Democrats were
given a mandate to deal with real issues in 2016. Immigration is a top issue of
the day and immigrants deserve more from the Democratically controlled House
sub-committee languishing on bills that can make a difference in the lives of
real immigrants and everyday New Americans.

The writer is publisher at NewsAmericasNow

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