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Dissecting the New Immigration Bill

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Dissecting the New Immigration Bill

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The Senate begins debates today on a new immigration bill that will provide potential legal status for 12 million illegal immigrants. The bill, which has emerged after a heated bipartisan negotiation, is criticized by those from the right as too akin to amnesty, and by the left as too divisive to families.

David Welna, NPR Congressional correspondent

Paul Giblin, reporter for the East Valley Tribune

Gustavo Arellano, staff writer, Orange County Weekly; author of the column Ask a Mexican