'Gang of Eight' to Introduce Bipartisan Immigration Bill This Week

Monday, April 15, 2013

The bipartisan group of senators knows as The Gang of Eight will release their immigration reform bill this week. The proposal is expected to overhaul the current system and give millions of undocumented immigrants in the United States a pathway to citizenship. The groups says that they have reached an agreement on all of the significant issues, including border security, temporary work permits and amnesty.

As The Gang of Eight work behind closed doors to revamp the nation's immigration laws, critics around the country wonder if their efforts are off the mark. Among them: members of the Center for Immigration Studies.

A non-partisan think tank in Washington D.C., they've publicly stated that they believe the gang of eight are developing "the most ill-conceived reform of immigration law in US history".

Mark Krikorian is the executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies and Julia Preston is an immigration correspondent for The New York Times who has been closely following the Senate's efforts.

Guests:

Mark Krikorian and Julia Preston

Produced by:

Cassie Jones and Kristen Meinzer

Comments [1]

listener

Do we have to pass this "gigantic" bill to know
what is in it?
Isn't this an administration that ignores laws
they don't agree with and seek to go around them
because they say "it's the right thing to do"

Demagoguery led us this far so why not
lead us all the way?

Apr. 15 2013 10:44 AM

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