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What does piecemeal reform mean for immigrants living in the US?

Activists Demonstrate For Immigration Reform Outside Detention Center In New York

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Immigration reform advocates protest next to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), detention center on October 29, 2013 in New York City.

As this year's legislative calendar quickly draws to an end, immigration reform remains in limbo.

President Obama recently hinted that he's willing to consider a piecemeal approach to overhauling the nation's immigration laws, something many Republicans have favored all along. That sort of arrangement would entail compromises, but just what sort of compromise are the millions of immigrants living in this country willing to make?

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KPCC immigration reporter Leslie Berestein-Rojas has been looking into this. She joins the show to explain. 


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