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Immigration and Policy
What’s Changing and Why
Last Featured: 1/28/2008

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The issue of immigration has been a flashpoint in the Presidential debates. Border fences, identification for illegal immigrants, and other reforms have all been debated. And Mitt Romney has been in the hot seat because some say he didn't act fast enough when he found out illegal workers were cutting his grass. All of these issues raise important questions about U.S. immigration policies, particularly the current crack-down on hiring illegal workers. What happens to workers caught working without papers? Join us for this edition of Justice Talking for a look at our nation's work rules and what they mean for illegal immigrants.

Immigrant Exodus
Reporter Eric Mack visits Hooker, Oklahoma, to examine how the state's tough new immigration laws are affecting its citizens and workforce.

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Immigration by the Numbers
Host Margot Adler speaks with demographer Jeffrey Passel on the growth of immigration.

Jeffrey Passel is a demographer at the Pew Hispanic Center, where he studies immigration.

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Debate: Should Local Police Enforce Federal Immigration Laws?
Law professor David Harris and conservative advocate Tom Fitton debate if and when local police should inquire about immigration status.

David Harris is professor of law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He is the author of Good Cops: The Case for Preventive Policing.

Tom Fitton is the President and Chief Spokesman of Judicial Watch. He has over 17 years experience in conservative public policy.

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An Immigrant's Perspective
Reporter Robynn Takayama speaks with Catalina, a Mexican who is living in the U.S. on an outdated visa.

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Bringing Employers into the Mix
Host Margot Adler speaks with Arizona lawmaker Russell Pearce and Arizona business owner Sheridan Bailey about the state's new sanctions against businesses who hire illegal immigrants.

Russell Pearce is a Republican State Representative in Arizona. He authored the Legal Arizona Workers Act which punishes businesses for hiring illegal immigrants.

Sheridan Bailey is the owner of Phoenix-based Ironco Enterprises and co-founder of Arizona Employers for Immigration Reform. He opposes the new law.

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Immigration as an Election Issue
Host Margot Adler speaks with analyst Tamar Jacoby on how the debate on immigration is affecting race for President.

Tamar Jacoby is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. She writes extensively on immigration and citizenship and she is the author of Reinventing the Melting Pot: The New Immigrants and What It Means To Be American.

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