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An Argument That The U.S. Immigration System Is Not Broken11:17Download

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Martha Moran, with her 6-year-old son listen during a viewing party for President Barack Obama's speech on executive action immigration policy reform on November 20, 2014 in New York City. (Kevin Hagen/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
Martha Moran, with her 6-year-old son listen during a viewing party for President Barack Obama's speech on executive action immigration policy reform on November 20, 2014 in New York City. (Kevin Hagen/Getty Images)

As immigration emerges as a top issue on the presidential campaign trail, all this week Here & Now is looking at the U.S. immigration system.

The idea that the immigration system is "broken" is reinforced by politicians and activists on all sides of the debate. Today, host Jeremy Hobson talks with someone who argues the U.S. immigration system is not broken.

Jan Ting is a law professor at Temple University and a former assistant commissioner at what used to be the Immigration and Naturalization Service. Instead of reform, Ting says the U.S. needs to more strictly enforce existing immigration laws.

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  • Jan Ting, professor of law at the Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He tweets @JANTING3.

This segment aired on August 26, 2015.

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