Related Legislative Action in the Coming Week
Almost all of the immigration and refugee-related work taking place in front of the cameras this week is occurring in the House. However, behind the scenes, Senate Republicans in the coming week are expected to decide whether to treat the immigrant and refugee communities equitably in the next traunch of COVID-19 relief legislation they are putting together. And immigration policymakers and stakeholders await a promised executive action on immigration that could address the legal immigration system and the fate of DACA beneficiaries..
As far as the week beginning July 27th is concerned, from the perspective of those interested in migration policy, the week's legislative schedule includes seven hearings (six of which are occurring in the House); no substantive markup sessions, and floor action on as many as five bills (all in the House) that contain substantial immigration- or refugee-related provisions.