When Immigration Matters

Arizona Immigration Battle | Katie Couric | Video

Posted by Karen Pollak on Wed, Jul 21, 2010 @ 12:39 PM

Katie Couric talks to experts on both sides of the Arizona immigration law (SB 1070) that has ignited a firestorm of controversy as well as a federal lawsuit.  She is joined by Christina Rodriguez, a Law Professor at NYU;  Doris Meissner, a Senior Fellow at Migration Policy Institute and a former INS Commissioner; and Dan Stein, President of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). 

The guests share their contrasting perspectives on the following topics:

  • What Should be or Can be Done to Control Illegal Immigration in the United States?
  • Arizona Law Defined
  • Racial Profiling
  • Why Do So Many Break the Law?
  • Are Illegal Immigrants Taking American Jobs? 

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Good dialogue to help formulate an opinion on a highly controversial subject.

Controversial Arizona Immigration Bill Signed Into Law

Posted by Michael Pollak on Sun, Apr 25, 2010 @ 3:16 PM

More from Bill Whitaker of CBS News on the controversial new immigration law requiring law enforcement officials to demand proof of citizenship from anyone they suspect is in the country illegally.

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law the nation's toughest legislation against illegal immigration Friday, a sweeping measure that supporters said would take handcuffs off police but which President Obama said could violate people's civil rights.

The bill, sent to the Republican governor by the GOP-led Legislature, would make it a crime under state law to be in the country illegally. It would also require local police officers to question people about their immigration status if there is reason to suspect they are illegal immigrants.

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