Deal Pending on Immigration Reform
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Just as Senators of both parties were announcing that "comprehensive immigration reform" was finally a done deal, it turned out that it might not be after all. Will a guest-worker program for unskilled immigrants kill it again, or will it be border security, a "path to citizenship" or one of the other complications that have scuttled it in the past? Also, the Arapahoe County DA seeks the death penalty in the James Holmes case. On Reporters Notebook, is ADHD over-diagnosed and over-medicated?
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DA Seeks Death Penalty in James Holmes Case ()
"Justice is death." That's what the District Attorney of Arapahoe County, Colorado told a judge today in the case of James Holmes, who accused of killing 12 people and injuring dozens more last July during a screening of The Dark Knight Rises. Megan Verlee reports for Colorado Public Radio.
The Road to Immigration Reform: Rough as Ever ()
When Congress took off for the two-week Easter recess, the so-called "Gang of Eight" Senators had not finished their work on immigration reform. So the AFL-CIO and the Chamber of Commerce took up what some called the only remaining issue, a guest-worker program for unskilled immigrants, which scuttled George Bush's effort six years ago. Over the weekend, they announced a deal, leading to agreement from South Carolina Republican Lindsay Graham and New York Democrat Charles Schumer. But another Senate player, Florida Republican Marco Rubio, says the celebration is "premature." Are elements of the new coalition unhappy? What about border security and the "path to citizenship" for guest workers and the 11 million illegals already here?
- David Nakamura: Washington Post, @davidnakamura
- Saket Soni: National Guestworker Alliance, @Saket_Soni
- Tamar Jacoby: ImmigrationWorks USA, @tamarjacoby
- Mark Krikorian: Center for Immigration Studies, @MarkSKrikorian
- Clarissa Martinez de Castro: National Council of La Raza, @NCLR
The Rise of ADHD ()
There's growing concern among some doctors that Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder is over diagnosed and over prescribed by as much as 50 percent over the past ten years. When kids really have that condition, drugs can improve their lives drastically. But the same drugs can also produce addiction, anxiety and even psychosis. That's according to reporting by Alan Schwarz, staff writer for the New York Times.
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