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Is Immigration Reform More or Less Likely to Happen with a New Congress?

Amid an incoming GOP majority in the U.S. Senate, we’re learning the Obama administration is poised to lift the threat of deportation for millions of people who have entered the country illegally. Some argue such a move would be an executive overreach. We discuss whether, amid the changing winds of politics in Washington, it’s more […]

Amid an incoming GOP majority in the U.S. Senate, we’re learning the Obama administration is poised to lift the threat of deportation for millions of people who have entered the country illegally. Some argue such a move would be an executive overreach.

We discuss whether, amid the changing winds of politics in Washington, it’s more or less likely we’ll see genuine immigration reform of one kind or another in the next two years.

Our guests are: Charles Foster, Chairman of Foster LLP and chair of the Greater Houston Partnership’s Immigration Task Force; and Jeronimo Cortina, Assistant Professor in the University of Houston’s Department of Political Science and the Center for Mexican American Studies.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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