Liberia: U.S. Congress Majority Leader Supports Immigrant Bill

Monrovia — Representative Steny Hoyer, U.S. Congress Majority Leader, has registered his support for the proposed Liberian Refugee Immigration Act.

Congressman Hoyer who is next in line to the Speaker of the U.S Congress, made the disclosure recently at his Capitol Building office during a meeting with a delegation of Liberians who are resident in the State of Maryland.

According to a dispatch, the Maryland-ULAA Chapter team included Abba Budu, who represented the chapter's president Vivian Nushann as head; James Nan Larsah, ULAA's National Board of Directors First Vice Chairman; Walakewon Blegay, a Liberian-American working for Delegate Justin Ross, and other prominent Liberians.

The Liberian delegation discussed details of the Liberian Immigration bill and encouraged Congressman Hoyer to assist in signing and pushing the bill through Congress.

Congressman Hoyer advised that in order for the bill to move before the House, efforts were needed to get it out of the Judiciary Committee.

He assured members of the delegation of his efforts to convene meetings with the Judiciary Committee members in Congress. Representative Hoyer then designated his two Policy Advisors, Dr. Keith Abouchar, Sr. and Mariah Sixkiller to coordinate the meetings.

Also speaking at the meeting, the Spokesman of the delegation, James Larsah, stressed the underlying adverse implications of thousands of Liberians facing potential deportation, as well as the uncertain fates of their American born Liberian children.

He also expressed thanks to delegate Justin Ross of the 22nd electoral district of Maryland for his unswerving commitment to the interest of his constituents and the Liberian Immigration cause in particular.

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