Alabama, Illegal Immigration and the Presidential Campaign

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Alabama, Illegal Immigration and the Presidential CampaignWith no federal action on immigration reform, more states are passing crackdowns of their own. Arizona is old news. The New York Times calls Alabama's tough new immigration law "the cruelest and most unforgiving in the nation." Groups opposed to illegal immigration say it's the right way to go. But it won't go into effect tomorrow as scheduled. A federal judge has delayed implementation while she considers a number of constitutional issues. Where do the President and his GOP challengers stand?  Will the growing Hispanic vote help make illegal immigration an issue in next year's campaign?

Credits

Guests:
Daniel Altschuler - freelance journalist, Cecillia Wang - American Civil Liberties Union, Mark Krikorian - Center for Immigration Studies - @MarkSKrikorian, Lynn Tramonte - America's Voice

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Julia Flucht, Karen Radziner, Caitlin Shamberg