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Immigration Reform Debate (2013)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-02-08

Duration: 00:07:34

Subjects: Immigration | ILLEGAL ALIENS | Vitter, David


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Producer
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • Vitter, David Speaker
  • Medina, Isabel Interviewee


This segment from the February 8, 2013, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s report on the ongoing debate in Congress on a bipartisan immigration reform plan that provides a path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. Sanford reports that many Republicans oppose this plan and are in favor of a path towards legal residency. This report includes highlights of United States Senator David Vitter speaking on the Senate floor about why he opposes the immigration reform plan. Sanford also interviews Isabel Medina, a constitutional law professor at Loyola University in New Orleans. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford