Illegal Immigration and the Politics of Punishment

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The Bush Administration is cracking down on illegal immigrant workers, at the same time warning of "unhappy consequences for the economy." We debate what those "consequences" are likely to be. Will they create new impetus for "comprehensive" reform? How are some local communities coping? Also, former NBA referee Tim Donaghy pleaded guilty of two felony charges today and, on Reporter's Notebook, Iran's Revolutionary Guard may be declared a "terrorist organization" by the United States.

President George W. Bush, flanked by Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff (L) and Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez
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