States, Feds Shift Tack on Illegal Immigration

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Illegal immigration has become a big issue all over the country, in cities and towns that have never had to deal with it before. The Bush Administration is dramatizing the issue with high-profile raids, but in the absence of action by Congress, more and more state and local officials are passing their own laws. Local police departments are rounding up immigrants and turning them over for deportation. In Mississippi, it's a felony for an undocumented worker to hold a job. In Georgia, an immigrant was deported for fishing without a license. What's the economic impact on communities that crack down and those that don't? Are the presidential candidates caught between Lou Dobbs and Latino voters?

Credits

Guests:
Damien Cave - New York Times - @damiencave, Jeff Abbas - General Manager, KPVL, Tamar Jacoby - ImmigrationWorks USA - @tamarjacoby, Jessica Vaughan - Center for Immigration Studies - @JessicaV_CIS, Cecilia Munoz - Senior Vice President for Policy, National Council of La Raza

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Katie Cooper