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Immigration Reform Takes Center Stage


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U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) (R) speaks as Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) (L) looks on during a news conference on a comprehensive immigration reform framework January 28, 2013.
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U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) (R) speaks as Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) (L) looks on during a news conference on a comprehensive immigration reform framework January 28, 2013.

President Obama is set to make a major speech on immigration reform Tuesday, one day after a bipartisan group of senators released a plan to overhaul the nation's immigration policy. President Obama has called immigration the top legislative priority for his second term, and he's not the only one. Republicans are also focusing on reform after losing the Latino vote by a large margin in the last election. We speak with a panel of immigration experts about this week's events. What does the future hold for immigration policy?

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Ira Mehlman, media director for the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)
  • Lisa Mascaro, congressional correspondent at the Tribune Washington Bureau of the Los Angeles Times
  • Phil Wolgin, immigration policy analyst at the Center for American Progress

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