Debate Over U.S Immigration Policy

Guest Host:

Terence Smith
Debate Over U.S Immigration Policy

President Barack Obama moves to block the deportation of thousands who came to the U.S. illegally as children. The Supreme Court is set to rule on Arizona's tough anti-immigration law. Guest host Terence Smith and guests debate the U.S. policy on immigration.

Immigration reform activists are applauding President Obama’s move to shield some younger immigrants from deportation. The decision allows immigrants younger than 30 who were brought to this country illegally by their parents to stay. GOP presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney criticized the decision. The Supreme Court is about to decide the constitutionality of an Arizona law tough on illegal immigrants, a decision that will likely have important implications for other states and and for national immigration policy. Please join to talk about the ongoing debate over illegal immigration.

Guests

Pamela Constable

Foreign correspondent at the Washington Post, author of "Fragments of Grace" and co-author of "A Nation of Enemies: Chile Under Pinochet."

Steven Camarota

director of research, Center for Immigration Studies.

Angela Kelley

vice president for immigration policy and advocacy, Center for American Progress.

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