Notice from February 21, 2006


February 14, 2006

Pursuant to Rule 3.2 of the Rules of Practice and Procedure of the United States Sentencing Commission, a public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, February 21, 2006, at 9:30 a.m.

The public hearing will be held in the Hotel Valencia, 150 East Houston Street, San Antonio, Texas. It is expected that the public hearing will conclude at 4:30 p.m.

The purpose of the February 21, 2006, public hearing is for the Commission to gather testimony from invited witnesses regarding immigration and federal sentencing policy.

Public meeting materials are available at the Commission's website ( or from the Commission (202/502-4590).

Public Hearing Agenda
United States Sentencing Commission

San Antonio Texas

February 21, 2006

Public Hearing Transcript

Introductory Remarks — 9:30 a.m - 9:45a.m .

Honorable Ricardo H. Hinojosa
Chair, United States Sentencing Commission

Judicial Perspective from the Western District of Texas — 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Honorable David Briones
District Court Judge, Western District of Texas (El Paso)

Honorable Alia Moses Ludlum
District Court Judge, Western District of Texas (Del Rio)

Honorable Xavier Rodriguez
District Court Judge, Western District of Texas (San Antonio)

Joe Edward Canales
Chief United States Probation Officer, Western District of Texas

Defense Perspectives — 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Lucien B. Campbell, Esq.
Federal Defender, Western District of Texas

Carmen D. Hernandez, Esq.
Private Attorney, Washington, D.C.

Marjorie A. Meyers, Esq.
Federal Public Defender, Southern District of Texas

Defence and other Advocates — 11:30 a.m. 12:15 p.m.

Elisabeth Brodyaga, Esq.
Attorney, San Benito, TX

Fredilyn Sison, Esq.
Assistant Federal Defender, Western District of North Carolina



Department of Justice Perspective — 2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Matthew Friedrich, Esq.
Chief of Staff and Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General
Criminal Division, Department of Justice

Appellate Perspective — 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Honorable Edith Hollan Jones
Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Judicial Perspective from the Southern District of Texas — 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Honorable Hayden Head
Chief Judge, Southern District of Texas

Becky Burks
Chief United States Probation Officer, Southern District of Texas