"The HALT Act is unworthy of further Congressional consideration. It is a mean-spirited bill that is out to score cheap political points with some voters instead of meaningful legislation that attempts to solve a complex problem for all Americans," said AILA President Eleanor Pelta.
The degree to which intolerant, immigrant bashing individuals have infiltrated our democratic system of government is scary. They are there and we don't have far to look.
Tuesday, July 26, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement will hold a hearing on the HALT Act, a bill that would suspend discretionary forms of immigration relief until January 21, 2013—the day after the next Presidential inauguration.