What's Up Next for Immigration Reform

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Inside the dome of the US Capitol building (O Palsson/flickr)

When Congress returns from its two-week recess, next week, immigration will be the first thing on the agenda.

Last weekend, business and labor groups reached an agreement on a guest-worker program for low-skilled immigrants. Under this agreement, guest workers could pursue a path to citizenship after one year in the United States.

But the United States already has a few different guest worker programs in place. How will they be impacted? Will the changes be effective?

Elizabeth Dwoskin is a reporter for Bloomberg Businessweek. Cline Church owns Cline Church Nursery in Fleetwood, North Carolina. Mary Bauer is the legal director at the Souther Poverty Law Center.

Guests:

Mary Bauer, Cline Church and Elizabeth Dwoskin

Produced by:

Mythili Rao and Jillian Weinberger

Comments [1]

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What about the "disproportionate amount of power" the federal government has over the wealth creators aka private businesses? Why are they stymied but those who choose to come to the US are catered to?
What about US citizens who are looking for work during a time of record unemployment?
Wasn't jobs supposed to be a top priority?

Since when does "labor groups" speak for anybody except themselves and their members? They do not represent the vast majority of workers in this nation.

Apr. 02 2013 09:34 AM

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