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The 'Gang of 8' Immigration Reform Bill


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Candace Chen speaks to a crowd in San Francisco's Chinatown during a day of action in support of comprehensive immigration reform on April 10, 2013.
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Candace Chen speaks to a crowd in San Francisco's Chinatown during a day of action in support of comprehensive immigration reform on April 10, 2013.

On Tuesday, the bipartisan group of U.S. senators dubbed the "Gang of Eight" unveiled an immigration reform bill that would include a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million people who stay in the U.S. illegally. We talk about the legislation and its controversial proposal that would allow immigrants to become citizens after a 13-year process.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Cecillia Wang, director of the ACLU's Immigrants' Rights Project
  • Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies for the Center for Immigration Studies, a Washington, D.C.-based research institute that examines the impact of immigration on American society
  • Laura McGann, deputy managing editor for POLITICO

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