Two HLG attorneys ventured out to Las Vegas to watch the World Series of Poker, stemming the blog postings. We’re back and have some good news to report.

First, Rep. Wexler, our bill’s co-sponsor appeared on The Colbert Report two weeks ago. While he didn’t talk HR 5924, it was an amusing interview.

Second, the progress on HR 5924 is impressive. We’re up to 17 co-sponsors:

Rep. Wexler, Robert [FL-19] – introduced legislation
Rep Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [WI-5] – 4/29/2008
Rep McCarthy, Carolyn [NY-4] – 5/14/2008
Rep Putnam, Adam H. [FL-12] – 5/14/2008
Rep Cohen, Steve [TN-9] – 5/22/2008
Rep Pastor, Ed [AZ-4] – 5/22/2008
Rep Andrews, Robert E. [NJ-1] – 6/3/2008
Rep Davis, Danny K. [IL-7] – 6/3/2008
Rep Johnson, Eddie Bernice [TX-30] – 6/3/2008
Rep Jackson-Lee, Sheila [TX-18] – 6/3/2008
Rep Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [FL-20] – 6/4/2008
Rep Diaz-Balart, Mario [FL-25] – 7/8/2008
Rep Kuhl, John R. “Randy”, Jr. [NY-29] – 7/8/2008
Rep Feeney, Tom [FL-24] – 7/8/2008
Rep Filner, Bob [CA-51] – 7/10/2008
Rep Castor, Kathy [FL-11] – 7/10/2008
Rep Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [FL-18] – 7/10/2008

Third, we are waiting for the House Judiciary Immigration Subcommittee to schedule a markup for HR 5924. The Subcommittee has yet to release markup dates for any pending visa-related bills. We remain in close contact with Subcommittee staff on both sides of the aisle.

Finally if you are interested in joining the cause, we are aggressively seeking more members. Please email Chris Musillo or Cindy Unkenholt.