Mon, Jun 18, 2012 -- 9:00 AM
Obama's Immigration Shift: Hope for Dreamers?Download audio (MP3)
About 800,000 undocumented immigrants got good news on Friday, when President Obama announced a new policy that looks like a vestige of the Dream Act. The change means that some immigrants age 30 or younger who came to the U.S. before they turned 16 will be given work visas and no longer face the threat of deportation. We discuss the policy shift with supporters and critics.
Host: Michael Krasny
- Laura, graduate of UC Santa Cruz and volunteer at Educators for Fair Consideration, which offers scholarships, legal services, internships and networking to undocumented students
- Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies and author of "How Obama is Transforming America Through Immigration and The New Case Against Immigration, Both Legal and Illegal"
- Michael Doyle, reporter for the Washington Bureau of McClatchy newspapers
- Michael Tan, staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union, Immigrants' Rights Project (IRP)