The Immigration Bill
After months of negotiations by a bipartisan group of US Senators dubbed the "Gang of Eight," a new 800-page immigration package has been unveiled. This push for comprehensive immigration reform has been called a "good first step" by some with others voicing concern about certain parts of the bill. The architects of the bill, including South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, are urging Congress to move faster to make a decision about the bill in light of the Boston Marathon tragedy and the immigrants who allegedly carried out the bombings there. We'll dive into the bill to talk about what it covers, who would be affected and talk to a Charlotte immigrant to find out how this would change their immigration status and more, when Charlotte Talks.
Armando Bellmas - Director of Communications with the Latin American Coalition
Dr. Peter Siavelis - Professor of Political Science at Wake Forest University
Elver Barrios - Co-founder of United 4 The Dream, a youth group within the Latin American Coalition formed around the DREAM Act push in 2010