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The Big Picture 2010: Immigration

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

For the first segment of our series on the upcoming midterm election, Julia Preston, immigration correspondent for the New York Times, and Scott Wong, reporter for Politico, discuss how immigration reform is shaping the elections—from Arizona to New York.

Guests:

Julia Preston and Scott Wong

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The Big Picture 2010: Immigration
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
For the first segment of our series on the upcoming midterm election, Julia Preston, immigration correspondent for the New York Times, and Scott Wong, reporter for Politico, discuss how immigration reform is shaping the elections—from Arizona to New York.

Guests:Julia Preston and Scott Wong
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"Jonathan from Manhattan
a card that proves legal employment?

There already is "Employment Authorization Card" given to the legal immigrants."

Employers are prohibited by law from asking for a green card or other authorization to work."

Sep. 07 2010 01:17 PM
Jonathan from Manhattan

a card that proves legal employment?

There already is "Employment Authorization Card" given to the legal immigrants.

Sep. 07 2010 12:56 PM
Jonathan from Manhattan

The process of getting "green card" for a mother of an "American" new born is very long and difficult. Usually these families tend to stay in US as illegal immigrants, even though their children are US Citizens. Furthermore, according to the immigration laws, there is NO way of getting a legal status for these families if they overstay in US longer then their visas allow them.

Sep. 07 2010 12:54 PM
JP from NJ

Is the lower illegal boarder crossing not due to the recession? Plus how much of illegal immigrants are here due to big corporations hiring them because they can pay them a lot less money then the American worker?

Sep. 07 2010 12:49 PM
Sally from LES

What is the point of bio-metric Social Security cards when employers are to blame for hiring undocumented immigrants in the first place?

Also SS cards for are for SS. Why would they be used for this?

Sep. 07 2010 12:44 PM

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