Shifting political landscape could change immigration reform

Daily Circuit Friday Roundtable
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Our panelists on this week's Friday Roundtable look at the debate over immigration reform. The shifting political landscape seems to be pointing to an overhaul of immigration policy, but what will reform look like?


Louis Mendoza is reading "Latinos in the Midwest," by Ruben Martinez.

Laura Danielson is reading "Behind the Beautiful Forevers," by Katherine Boo. Kerri spoke with Boo last year.

Jorge Saavedra is reading "Papillon" by Henri Charriere and "The Citizen Solution" by Harry Boyte and Don Shelby.


GOP's Gillespie: Republicans shouldn't fear immigration reform. "Republicans looking toward a presidential run in 2016 have nothing to fear from embracing comprehensive immigration reform, according to a top GOP strategist." (The Hill)

How border security 'trigger' could stop immigration reform. Figuring out how to secure the borders will be a crucial part of the immigration reform's success. (Christian Science Monitor)

3 Reasons Why an Immigration Reform Timeline Matters. (ABC News)

GOP Toes Big Business's Immigration Reform Line. "It appears that the thorniest piece of the puzzle seems to be guest worker programs--providing employment-based visas for lower-skilled labor." (U.S.News & World Report)

Obama calls for 'political courage' on immigration reform. "'We are making progress but we've got to finish the job,' Obama said at a naturalization ceremony for 28 new Americans at the White House." (NBC News)

Why Immigration Reform Is So Hard. With so many competing interests in the debate, finding consensus isn't easy. (National Journal)