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Immigration: Shutdown Ends & Debate Heats Up | Policy Update

Shaina Aber

Mary Small

With the end of the government shutdown serious debate on comprehensive immigration reform has been re-ignited in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Shaina Aber (Policy Director, U.S. Jesuit Conference Social & International Ministries) and Mary Small (Assistant Director for Policy, Jesuit Refugee Service USA) offer an overview of current legislation and specific analysis of house bills being proposed.  The interview was recorded on Thursday, October 23,  2013 via telephone.

Legislation Referenced:
HR 15: Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act 
HR 1417: Border Security Results Act of 2013
HR 1901: Keep Our Communities Safe Act of 2013 
HR 3130: Protect Family Values at the Border Act 
HR 3163: CIR ASAP Act of 2013