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Immigrants are being unfairly scapegoated for problems they don't cause.  In fact, according to a new study, immigrants—both legal and illegal, boost the wages of native-born workers in California.  We talk to a co-author and one of the study's critics, and hear why State Chief Justice Ron George says that California courts are in trouble.

Producers:
Katie Cooper
Dan Konecky

Reporter's Notebook Civil Cases Languish in California's Crowded Courts 4 MIN, 51 SEC

California's courthouses are falling apart, there aren't enough judges, and lawyers qualified to serve on the bench won’t take the job.  That's according to Chief Justice Ron George in this year's annual report to the Legislature.

Guests:
Linda Rapattoni, Reporter for the Daily Journal

Main Topic The Impact of Immigration on California 18 MIN, 43 SEC

Immigration reform is moving back to the front burner in Washington as the Bush Administration cracks down on both undocumented workers and their American employers.  At the same time, a new report from the Public Policy Insititute of California says that in California immigrants increase wages for native-born workers, rather than pushing them down.  We hear from a journalist covering the Senate hearings, the study's co-author and one of its critics.

Guests:
Dena Bunis, Washington Bureau Chief, Orange County Register
Giovanni Peri, Associate Professor of Economics at UC Davis
Steven Camarota, Center for Immigration Studies (@wwwCISorg)

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