Sen. Alex Padilla kicked off hearings on a plan to legalize millions of essential workers. The bill is gaining momentum. But Republicans are hitting the brakes warning that there will be no reform until Biden deals with the “crisis” resulting from the increase of migrant arrivals at the border, boosts border security, and reinstates Trump era policies. On the day hundreds descend virtually on Capitol Hill to lobby for immigration reform, conservative analysts debate the way forward. Also, the leader of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus talks about the preparations to use the budget reconciliation process to pass immigration reform as a last resort and his meeting with Vicepresident Harris on plans for Central America’s North Triangle. Finally, a DACA recipient and health care worker talks about her meeting with President Biden to discuss prospects for the Dream Act and comprehensive reform.
Guests: Alfonso Aguilar, Former Chief of US Office of Citizenship, President, Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles, Washington, DC; Rosario Marín, Former US Treasurer under the Bush Administration, Orange, CA; Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-CA, Chair, Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Washington, DC; Esmeralda Tovar-Mora, DACA Recipient, Health Center Case Manager, Met with President Biden on Immigration Reform, Washington, DC.
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