Rehberg Announces Witness List for Hamilton Immigration Hearing; Public Strongly Encouraged to Attend
WASHINGTON, DC - Montana's Congressman, Denny Rehberg, today announced details for the congressional field hearing on immigration scheduled for Monday August 28 in Hamilton. Rehberg will be joined at the hearing by House members from other Western states. Witnesses expected to testify include representatives from the Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection and Montana law enforcement officials.
The Hamilton hearing, scheduled for August 28th, is part of a 12-state tour in August by various House members to evaluate options for shoring up America's borders. Last month, Rehberg contacted Speaker Hastert requesting that Montana be granted a field hearing.
"Montanans need to have their voices heard on the immigration issue and this is the forum to do that," said Rehberg. "For too long, the issues of border security and illegal immigration have revolved around what can be done to shore up the southern border. Montana shares a border with Canada that spans over 500 miles meaning the northern border and its security absolutely must be part of a comprehensive plan to strengthen our borders. I'm sure my colleagues will realize this after the Hamilton hearing."
Rehberg strongly encouraged the general public to attend the hearing, saying this an "opportunity to highlight the need to secure the U.S./Canada border."
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