Comprehensive Immigration Reform
For the week of April 21st, 2013
Comprehensive immigration reform is currently on the fast track in Congress. A bipartisan group of Senators has unveiled a plan to overhaul the nation’s immigration system, but some lawmakers are concerned the initiative is moving too quickly, and the issue of granting illegal immigrants a path to citizenship remains a sticking point.
Guests: Katherine Fennelly, Professor in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota
Issues: An overview of the new proposed immigration bill in Congress; The backlog of legal immigrants awaiting authorization; The economic impact of immigration reform; Challenges for undocumented immigrants