Senate preps to hear controversial immigration reform bill

After months of discussions, negotiations and mark-ups, the immigration reform bill will hit the Senate floor on Tuesday with many Senate Republicans coming out in support of the measures to give a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million immigrants living in the country illegally and tighten border security.

While Republicans are concerned about future potential losses at the polls as a result of low Hispanic support, there is still plenty of dissention among the ranks about various aspects of the reform package.

Host Carmen Russell-Sluchansky spoke with POLITICO congressional reporter Seung Min Kim to discuss the story.

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He then spoke with David Hawkings, a columnist for Roll Call who wrote a column on the challenges Republicans face in deciding whether to support the bill, to discuss the issue.

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About Carmen Munir Russell-Sluchansky 360 Articles
Carmen is a multimedia journalist based in Washington, DC whose work has appeared in a variety of outlets including National Geographic, NBC News, the BBC, Asia! Magazine, The China Post, Chicago Tribune and Orlando Sentinel.