The House Judiciary Committee is set to markup four immigration bills on Wednesday. None of the bills are particularly controversial, though movement on the measures is seen as important because if the bills advance, they would be the first pro-immigration ones to pass since the Democrats took control of Congress 15 months ago.
The bills to watch are the following:
HR 5570, The "Religious Worker Visa Extension Act of 2008";
HR 5060, a bill to allow athletes admitted in the P-1 category to renew their visas beyond the current ten year limit;
HR 5569, a bill extending for five years the EB-5 regional center pilot program; and
HR 5571, to extend the Conrad 30 J-1 physician waiver program for five more years.