We spoke to University of Texas at Austin Government Professor and immigration policy expert Terri Givens this week about the state of immigration reform. The Senate has a piece of legislation currently being considered, and debated in and out of hearings.
Security, border enforcement, a path to citizenship and other concerns are being aired by Senators and members of Congress. Givens said that, ultimately, a House version of the bill would likely be much more security-centric, and if everything goes smoothly the legislation wouldn’t actually be passed into one legislation until 2014.
Of course, in 2014 Congress will be focused on mid-term elections and whether the Democrats will be able to take back the house.
To listen to the rest of the conversation, watch this video: