Immigration Reform

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Sen. Bob Menendez Applauds Passage of Immigration Bill

Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Senate passed its compressive immigration bill on Thursday. The bill would offer a path to citizenship to 11 million unauthorized immigrants and provide extensive security along the Mexican border.

The bill was drafted by a bipartisan group of Senators, the so-called Group of Eight. One them, New ...


The Leonard Lopate Show

Ryan Lizza on Pulling Together the Immigration Bill

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

New Yorker staff writer Ryan Lizza gives a behind-the-scenes look at what it took to get the current immigration bill onto the Senate floor. In his article “Getting to Maybe,” in the June 24 issue of The New Yorker, he interviews members of the Gang of Eight, the bipartisan group of senators who crafted the bill and championed it.


The Brian Lehrer Show

Monday Morning Politics: Snowden, Surveillance, and Border Security

Monday, June 24, 2013

NSA leaker Edward Snowden has left Hong Kong and is reportedly headed for asylum in Ecuador (via Cuba). Meanwhile, the conversation over the impact of the surveillance tactics employed by the US government continues, including a heated exchange over the role of journalists on Meet the Press yesterday (see video below). Plus: an immigration bill is expected to be voted on in the Senate this week, but the arguing over border security provisions may hold up its passage or stall it in the House. Molly Ball, political reporter for The Atlantic, discusses the latest news out of Washington.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Politics Roundup; Library Resources; Inside Counterterrorism

Monday, June 24, 2013

Molly Ball, political reporter for The Atlantic, rounds up the political news from Washington, including immigration reform and the Farm Bill. Plus: your local library may have more resources than you thought for both job hunters and entrepreneurs; Philip Mudd, formerly of the CIA and FBI and now research fellow at the New America Foundation, talks about how federal agencies worked together on counterterrorism over the last decade; and the Supreme Court is nearing its deadline to decide major cases – we’ll open the phones to get your analysis and reaction.  

The Brian Lehrer Show

Immigration in America

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Alvaro Vargas Llosa, senior fellow at the Independent Institute and author of the new book Global Crossings: Immigration, Civilization, and America (Independent Institute, 2013), discusses the book and how it relates to the current immigration debate. 

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The Takeaway

Immigration Reform and American Workers, Should the U.S. Provide Weapons to Syrian Opposition?

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

From Technology to Agriculture, Immigration Reform and American Workers | Trespassing, Vandalism, and Peace Activism in Oak Ridge  | Archaeologists Uncover Ruins of Roman London beneath Bloomberg Site | Archaeologists Uncover Ruins of Roman London beneath Bloomberg Site | Should the US Provide Weapons to Syrian Opposition?

The Brian Lehrer Show

Immigration (Coming Together?) and Gun Control (Falling Apart?)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The "gang of eight" has unveiled its immigration reform plan and is hopeful that it can pass. Meanwhile, the bi-partisan gun control compromise may not get the required votes to pass. Bloomberg congressional reporter Heidi Przybyla, discusses the latest from DC.

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The Takeaway

An Up or Down on Gun Control and Immigration Reform May Be on the Way

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Congress is being tested today, and it looks as though lawmakers have studied up on actually taking votes in the House and Senate. With procedural wrangling out of the way, will there actually be up or down votes on gun control legislation and immigration reform?


The Washington Report

Obama Shoots for Policy Trifecta

Monday, April 08, 2013

A tax and budget deal, an immigration reform deal and restrictions on gun sales. All three   eluded him during his first term, but in the next few weeks, President Obama will try and get movement on all three.  In this week on The Washington Report, David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, talks to Nolan discusses if this policy trifecta will happen.

The Brian Lehrer Show

NY Budget 2013; "Common Good;" Cicadas!

Monday, April 01, 2013

For the third year, Governor Cuomo and the state legislature passed a budget under deadline. Casey Seiler of the Albany Times-Union talks about the winners and losers in the 2013 budget, and who spent the most money lobbying in Albany last year. Plus: Jackie Calmes of the New York Times on the latest push for gun control and immigration reform; Christian activist Jim Wallis explains why the concept of "common good" should matter in politics today; and a new WNYC community project aims to predict the arrival of this year's cicadas.


The Long, Legal and Arduous Wait for a Green Card

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

“Every night I go to bed I dream, and sometimes I have nightmares, just thinking, praying, hoping to God she will come this time."


The Takeaway

Same-Sex Marriage and the Debate Over Immigration Reform

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

A new bill in Congress would allow up to 40,000 immigrants in same-sex marriages a pathway to legal residency, but Republicans like Senator John McCain have said that adding "social issues" to the immigration reforms currently being considered is "the best way to derail it."


The Brian Lehrer Show

Monday Morning Politics: Jake Tapper

Monday, February 04, 2013

It's another busy week in DC, with continuing efforts to reach immigration reform, the confirmation of Chuck Hagel in the balance, and another set of negotiations over taxes and "sequester" cuts on the horizon. Jake Tapper, CNN anchor and chief Washington correspondent and author of The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor, discusses the latest.

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Money Talking

Money Talking: The Economics of Immigration Reform

Friday, February 01, 2013

Money Talking examines how immigration reform would affect wages and benefits, consumer spending, entitlement programs like Medicare and Social Security and the economy as a whole.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Senate Immigration Reform vs. The President's

Friday, February 01, 2013

Julia Preston, national immigration correspondent for the New York Times, explains the differences between President Obama's immigration reform proposal and the Senate's.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Gang of Eight's Immigration Reform

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

President Obama is expected to give a major immigration speech today. And over the weekend, a bipartisan group of eight U.S. Senators floated a proposal for immigration reform in advance of the president's speech today (read it below). Chung-Wha Hong, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition, reacts to the various proposals being discussed.

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The Takeaway

The Issues at Hand: A Path to Immigration Reform

Friday, January 25, 2013

Despite progress in curbing deportation and prioritizing education for immigrants during Obama’s first term, the Latino constituency among others will look to see that immigration reform is delivered more fully over the next four years. Peter O’Dowd is the news director at KJZZ in Arizona and contributor to the Fronteras Desk and Congressman Luis Gutierrez is the Democratic representative to Illinois's fourth district.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Deciding Who Belongs in America

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Ted Genoways talks about about recent efforts to curb the illegal immigrant population in Fremont, Nebraska, home of Hormel Foods. His article “This Land Is Not Your Land” appears in the February issue of Harper’s Magazine.

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Conversation on Comprehensive Immigration Reform Changes After Election

Saturday, November 24, 2012

The tenor of the immigration debate is quickly changing following the elections. For the first time in years both Republicans and Democrats are talking about a possible path to citizenship for illegal immigrants.

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Immigrants Benefiting from Deferred Action Keep an Eye on Election

Monday, November 05, 2012

Those in the New York area who were among the first to apply for President Obama's deferred action policy have begun to receive their work permits in the mail. Now they intend to closely watch the polls Tuesday because this policy could change depending on who occupies the White House.  

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