U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) issued the following statement today regarding Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy's announcement that he will hold multiple hearings on immigration legislation and that this week's immigration hearing will be postponed until Friday:
"The Judiciary Committee's announcement that it will hold multiple hearings on the immigration bill is an encouraging development, and I will continue working with my Senate colleagues to schedule more hearings on this important legislation. As we go forward in this immigration debate, we need more openness and transparency that I firmly believe will only help improve this bill and earn the public's confidence that it will truly establish the strongest border security and enforcement measures in U.S. history, modernize our immigration system to help create more jobs for Americans, and deal with our undocumented population in a tough but fair way.
"I am pleased that Chairman Leahy is also postponing this week's immigration hearing to Friday, which provides additional time for senators and the American people to review the immigration bill being introduced this week. This extra time will give the American people and their senators a chance to better prepare for this first major opportunity to ask questions about the bill."