The Immigration Debate
July 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?"
October 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.
October 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.
October 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.
September 18, 2007 The government wants to hold employers accountable if they can't show that their workers have valid Social Security numbers. Farmers say doing so could put them out of business — an estimated 70 percent of agricultural workers in the U.S. are undocumented.
September 7, 2007 Some employers say they are having trouble finding adequately skilled workers. Are foreign-born workers the solution? Microsoft thinks so — this fall, the company is opening a software development center in British Columbia to attract qualified computer scientists who can't get visas to work in the U.S.
August 22, 2007 As the federal government steps up raids on businesses that employ illegal immigrants, officers are arresting people who have lived in the country for years, and may have American-born children. Guests discuss increased enforcement, and the changing politics of the immigration debate.