State Action on Illegal Immigration
There is an exodus going on from the state of Alabama. The country’s strictest immigration law went into effect over the weekend. Among other things, it is the first state law to require schools to check the status of children. Alabama’s schools are now reporting a huge increase in absences among Latino students. The justice department is suing Alabama and Arizona because of their statutes and is reviewing similar laws in four other states to make sure they don’t supersede federal government law. Guest host Laura Knoy and guests explore the situation in different states that are taking the lead on U.S. immigration policy.
vice president for immigration policy and advocacy, Center for American Progress.
national correspondent for the New York Times
professor of public interest law at George Washington University Law School
director of research, Center for Immigration Studies.