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Fri, Oct 25, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

Obama Attempts to Revive Immigration Reform


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President Barack Obama speaks about immigration reform in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., October 24, 2013.
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President Barack Obama speaks about immigration reform in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., October 24, 2013.

President Obama is making a push to get immigration reform passed by the end of the year. The Senate passed a bill in June to beef up border security and provide a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants, but the measure hasn't been brought to a vote in the House. Meanwhile some House Republicans are offering their own, more narrow immigration bills. We discuss the politics of immigration and the chances that a reform bill will get passed.

Host: Dave Iverson

Guests:

  • Brian Bennett, national security correspondent for the Los Angeles Times
  • Ken Rudin, former political editor at NPR

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