BNN: Congressional Hearing Spotlights Importance of Legal Preparation and Understanding

IRLI In The News

February 16, 2024

By Waqas Arain

In the polished halls of Congress, where the nation’s most critical debates unfold, it’s not uncommon for tempers to flare and ideologies to clash. However, it’s a rare sight when a lawmaker’s grasp of the very laws they debate is called into question. This was the scene during a House Oversight Subcommittee hearing on ‘The Consequences of Catch and Release at the Border,’ where Rep. Dan Goldman (D-N.Y.), a newcomer to the congressional scene, found himself embroiled in a contentious exchange with Matt O’Brien, Director of Investigations at the Immigration Reform Law Institute and a former immigration judge.

The discussion, which was meant to shed light on the intricate dynamics of immigration policy, quickly turned into a revealing lesson on the importance of thorough preparation and an in-depth understanding of the subject matter at hand.

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