Saturday, June 22, 2013

Immigration Bill

What would just immigration reform look like?  Professor Alfonso Gonzales of Lehman College in New York discusses the pros and cons of legislation under consideration in Congress, along with prior bills and the immigrant rights movement.  Professor Lehman describes the deportation of 4 million people as "a monumental feat in state violence," asserting, "If any other country in the world deported 4 million people - expelled 4 million people from its country - I think we would begin to question the democratic credentials of that country."  

The Washington Post reported yesterday that the Senate recently expanded the legislation to over 1,100 pages plus another 50 billion dollars in costs, and that the bill comes up for a vote next week.

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