Take Two for April 23, 2013

The path to US citizenship and how it might change with reform

50 Los Angeles-Area Children Sworn In As U.S. Citizens

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U.S. citizenship candidate Ricardo Barrera, 8, takes the oath of citizenship as his father Ricardo Barrera (L) mother Reina Barrera and his sister Ashley, 1, look on during a naturalization ceremony at the Los Angeles Central Library on September 19, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Fifty local children participated in the citizenship ceremony. In recognition of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, over 32,000 new citizens will be welcomed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services from September 14 to September 22.

The Senate is heading into its third day of judiciary hearings on the immigration bill. At 844 pages, it's a complicated piece of immigration reform that many people are just beginning to comprehend.

But what about our current immigration law? It, too, involves a complex matrix of rules and procedures. For more on the path to citizenship as it stands now and how that might change, we're joined now by Angelo Paparelli, an immigration attorney here in Los Angeles.


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