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Illegal immigrant testifies at Senate immigration hearing

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      Vince Coglianese

      Vince Coglianese is the executive editor of The Daily Caller.

      His reporting has received wide coverage, including in the pages of The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The Drudge Report, among others. Vince has appeared as a guest on the Fox News Channel, CNN and CNBC, as well as other cable news networks. Additionally, Vince has been a guest on "The Sean Hannity Radio Show," Sirius XM''s "The Press Pool with Julie Mason," "The Schnitt Show" and Glenn Beck's TheBlaze TV.

      Prior to joining TheDC, Vince was the Web Editor for CarolinaCoastOnline.com, and a radio talk show host for The Talk Station (WTKF/WJNC) in Morehead City, N.C.

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday welcomed an illegal immigrant to testify before the committee’s second hearing on the “Gang of Eight” Senate bill.

Gaby Pacheco, a self-described “bicultural undocumented American,” announced shortly before the Capitol Hill hearing Monday that she would be among the 20 or so witnesses scheduled to testify.

Pacheco’s biography credits her with laying the groundwork for President Obama’s “deferred action” program, which he announced in 2012.

“As political director for the national youth group United We Dream, she spearheaded efforts that led President Obama to announce the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, one of the biggest changes in immigration since the 1986 Amnesty,” Pacheco’s biography reads.

Pacheco will testify during the third of four panels, according to the Judiciary Committee.

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