More unauthorized immigrants have been deported from the United States since 2008 than in any another two-year period in the country's history. Just this past Saturday, the so-called Dream Act, which would have offered a path to citizenship for some illegal immigrants who came here as minors, was stalled in the Senate over a vote to bring it to the floor. Why have the past two years been so particularly tough on illegal immigration? And what, if anything, are the next steps for immigration reform?
Joining us to discuss the past and future of immigration reform are Muzaffar Chishti, Director of the Migration Policy Institute at NYU Law School, and Israel Ortega, Editor and Spanish Media Associate at The Heritage Foundation.