Fishman, 50, is an essential figure in the immigration debate; he worked for the Immigration Subcommittee when reforms were enacted by Congress in 1996 and passed by the House in 2005. (He missed the action on President Reagan's 1986 immigration law because he was getting his law degree.) Fishman is one of only a handful of staffers on the Hill who understands immigration law thoroughly and the political mazes it creates, particularly for Republicans. He also collects obscure 1960s rock recordings.
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