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Immigration Reform on the Line

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In a handful of weeks, we've seen the biggest immigration reform package in decades — the so-called "grand compromise" over who will be American — live and die and live again in the US Senate.

Today, the bill's fate once again hangs in the balance. It was brought back from the dead with a promise of new billions on border security. That may not be enough.

Last night it was bleeding support from both the right and left. Supporters say do it now or pay later with immigration chaos.

This hour On Point: politics and policy in the Senate's homestretch pitched battle over immigration.

Guests:

Nicole Gaouette, reporter in the Washington Bureau of Los Angeles Times

Representative Steve King (R-IA), Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security and International Law;
Representative Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL), Member of the House Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security and International Law;
Vanessa Cardenas, Director of Ethnic Media, Center for American Progress

This program aired on June 28, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.

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