The Immigration Debate
Jul 7, 2011 — Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, recently revealed he has been living in the U.S. illegally since he was 12. "This country is not going to deport 11 million undocumented immigrants," he says. "What are we supposed to do with them?"
Aug 13, 2008 — An unusual advertising campaign in Spanish-language newspapers and radio stations calls for undocumented immigrants to turn themselves in. The ads are part of a new self-deportation program sponsored by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). James T. Hayes, who heads the program, explains the ad campaign and whether it's working.
Aug 13, 2008 — Charles Kuck is president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and discusses the belief by some that a government ad campaign is employing scare tactics to pressure undocumented workers to self-deport. Kuck is joined by lawyer and Spanish-language radio host Jay Marks, who shares what his listeners are saying about the self-deportation program.
May 28, 2008 — Former Mexican President Vicente Fox discusses Mexico's war on drugs, the alarming number of young women in the country whose murders remain unsolved, and why he takes issue with U.S. border fences. Fox also weighs in on the race for the White House.
May 6, 2008 — New census data shows that about a quarter of children younger than five in the U.S. are of Hispanic decent. Pedro Noguera, professor of education at New York University; and Jeffrey Passel, from the Pew Hispanic Center, discuss the rising number of Latino children and what it means for America.
Nov 5, 2007 — It was once considered a staple of federal law enforcement, but state and local governments across the country are now attempting to influence the movement of undocumented workers and their families. Residents in Prince William County, Va., where recently passed anti-illegal immigration measures are on the minds of voters, are preparing for upcoming local elections.
Oct 24, 2007 — Democrats failed to win a key test vote Wednesday on a measure to allow certain illegal immigrant children to put themselves on a path to citizenship if they go to college or join the military.
Oct 15, 2007 — In recent months, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have raided factories, farms and restaurants across the country — arresting laborers allegedly working in the U.S. illegally. Guests discuss how the crackdown has affected businesses that rely on an immigrant work force.
Oct 5, 2007 — The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is stepping-up its efforts to find and arrest illegal immigrants. Julie Myers, who leads ICE, explains how and why the agency conducts the raids and responds to widespread criticism of the agency's efforts.
Oct 3, 2007 — The Department of Homeland Security is suing Illinois over its new law to keep employers there from enrolling in a federal program that verifies the legal status of job applicants. Lawmakers and rights groups say the E-Verify system is flawed.