Take Two for October 21, 2013

What is the status of the House's immigration reform effort?

The Group Of Senators Dubbed The "Gang Of 8" Hold News Conference On Immigration Legislation

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U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) speaks as (L-R) Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) listen during a news conference on immigration reform April 18, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The senators discussed the "Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act".

Today, Washington is back to work for the first full week since the government shutdown.

Now that there's at least a temporary solution to the budget and debt crises, immigration reform advocates are pushing hard for a vote on immigration reform this year.

Prior to the government shutdown, the Senate passed legislation to overhaul border security, require employer verification of workers' status and create a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. 

House Republicans decided to tackle smaller pieces of immigration legislation, and the House's so-called "Gang of Eight" congresspeople working on legislation has dwindled to just five members.

Joining us now for more on this is House member Mark Takano, a Democrat from Riverside,  and for the view from the other side of the aisle, we're joined by Republican Congressman Jeff Denham of California's Central Valley. 
 
 


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