Prospects For Immigration Reform Legislation

Prospects For Immigration Reform Legislation

A key Senate panel approves an immigration plan that would provide the nation’s 11 million unauthorized immigrants a path to citizenship. Details of the bipartisan bill and its prospects in Congress.

Three Republicans joined ten Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee to pass broad immigration reform legislation. Next it goes to full Senate. The bill would bring the biggest changes in US immigration policy in years:There’s a thirteen year path to citizenship for immigrants here illegally, plus more border security and new rules for both high and low skilled workers seeking jobs in this country. Critics of the bill say it gives illegal immigrants an unfair advantage over those who have played by the rules. They also say the changes will mean fewer jobs for American citizens. Please join us to discuss prospects for immigration reform.

Guests

Angela Kelley

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

Fawn Johnson

correspondent, National Journal magazine.

Mark Krikorian

executive director, Center for Immigration Studies.

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