Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on the immigration reform legislation drafted by the “Gang of Eight.” As we noted in the post below, the anti-immigrant Senators, led by Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and leader of the “Gang of Hate” Jefferson Beauregard Sessions (R-AL) on the panel invited several witnesses from the Tanton network.

In his opening remarks, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) noted the broad support for the “Gang of Eight” bill and pointed out  the anti-immigrant views of witnesses. By our interpretation, he meant Mark Krikorian, Kris Kobach and Chris Crane. Schumer noted, “these three are not mainstream witnesses” – and he’s right:

Also, check out this Think Progress post on Senator Grassley: Top Opponent Of Immigration Reform Totally Loses It During Immigration Hearing

Follow the conversation on Twitter at #SJC or watch the hearing via the Senate Judiciary Committee’s live stream or on C-SPAN.