Congressmen to host immigration forum at UTB on Tuesday morning

Packed house at UTB

Immigration was the topic of discussion at a Tuesday morning forum with three congressmen at the University of Texas at Brownsville.

Congressmen Filemon Vela (D-Harlingen), Ruben Hinojosa (D-Mercedes), and Luis V. Gutierrez (D-Chicago) in conjunction with Action 4 News hosted an immigration forum at Salon Cassia located on the campus of UTB.

A group of lawmakers known as the Gang of 8 released their 844-page immigration reform bill back in April.

The bill is expected to be hotly debated in June.

Congressman Vela teamed up with Congressman Gutierrez to make sure voices from the Rio Grande Valley are heard.

Congressman Gutierrez is known as a national leader immigration.

Gutierrez will be travelling be in the Valley on Tuesday to discuss immigration, the proposed bill and answer viewer-submitted questions.

Action 4 News anchor Ryan Wolf, KURV's Sergio Sanchez and Laura Martinez from the Brownsville Herald will co-moderate the forum.

An archive video of the forum is available on the Action 4 News YouTube page.