header image
Home Page
Hear Past Shows
About Us
June 20, 2018

Note: Justice Talking's grant funding expired in 2008 and the project has been closed. This website is an archive of the entire run of Justice Talking shows through June 30, 2008.
It is no longer being maintained. We apologize for any stale or broken links.
Featured Program

Amnesty for Undocumented Immigrants: Rights or Wrong?
Last Featured: 11/6/2001

Listen to Full Program
(Windows Media Player Required)

Download the MP3
(Right-click and choose 'Save As...'
from the pop-up menu.)

Note: Justice Talking ceased production on June 30 of 2008. Link information on this site is not maintained and is provided for historical interest only. Although correct when posted, The Annenberg Public Policy Center makes no claim as the the accuracy or continued availability of any third party web links found on this site.

With growing concerns over terrorism and control of US borders, the nation’s immigration policy may be in need of a major overhaul. Last summer, the US and Mexico began to explore a number of proposals aimed at stemming the tide of illegal migration ###, including the idea of granting amnesty or legal status to the estimated 3 million undocumented Mexicans already in this country. From nannies to janitors, farm workers to students, there are upwards of 9 million undocumented immigrants living – and working -- in the United States. Should the government give them a legal chance at the American Dream?

Cecilia Munoz is Vice President for the Office of Research, Advocacy and Legislation for the National Council of La Raza. She began her work at NCLR as Senior Immigration Policy Analyst in 1988 and currently works on a number of issues of importance to Latinos, including civil rights, employment, education and housing. Ms. Munoz graduated from the University of Michigan and received her Master’s Degree from the University of California at Berkeley.

Jan Ting is a Professor of Law and Director of the Graduate Tax Program at Temple University where he teaches courses in immigration law and taxation. He is a former assistant commissioner at the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). Professor Ting received his undergraduate degree from Oberlin College and his law degree from Harvard Law School.

Closing Quote
"When shall it be said in any country of the world my poor are happy. Neither ignorance or distress is to be found among them. My jails are empty of prisoners. My streets of beggars. The aged are not in want. The taxes are not oppressive. The rational world is my friend because I am the friend of its happiness. When these things can be said, then may that country boost of its Constitution and government."

— Thomas Paine

©1999-2018 University of Pennsylvania. All rights reserved. Any Justice Talking program downloaded or podcast from this site is for personal use only. Any Justice Talking program, or portion of it, may not reproduced, publicly distributed or displayed, used to create a derivative work, or otherwise copied or transmitted to a third party, in any format now known or hereafter discovered, except as expressly permitted by Law.

To request permission to use Justice Talking audio, please contact support.
Join the Debate
NOTE: Justice Talking Blogs and Forums have been closed.
Special Announcements
Justice Talking’s last broadcast & podcast was June 30, 2008.
Public Agenda Online
Federation for American Immigration Reform
The Gallup Organization
The National Immigration Forum
Center For Immigration Studies
About.com: Immigration Issues
Q & A: Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO), Chairman of the Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus
Satisfaction in the Land of Opportunity : Answers for U.S. Immigrants and Refugees (Pioneer Living Series)
by Raimonda Mikatavage
Strangers at the Gates: New Immigrants in Urban America
by Roger Waldinger
The New Americans
by Michael Barone
The Tension Between Security and Liberty in the War on Terror
Immigration and Policy
The Cuban Embargo