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ON THE LINE: Immigration Reform in the USi
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August 16, 2013 3:00 AM
The debate over immigration reform in the US is heating up. The senate passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill back in June that includes a pathway to citizenship for the nation's 11 million undocumented workers but the Republicans in the House have already shown their reservations. When it comes to how to improve the nation’s immigration system, opinions differ widely. This week’s edition of “On the Line” discusses issues surrounding the immigration reform debate in the US. GUESTS: (1) Lia Parada: Legislative Director, America's Voice. (2) Dr. Bryan Roberts: Sr. Economist, Econometrica; Former Assistant Director, Border & Immigration Programs, Department of Homeland Security. (3) Charlie Spies: Founder, Republicans for Immigration Reform.

ON THE LINE: Immigration Reform in the US

Published August 15, 2013

The debate over immigration reform in the US is heating up. The senate passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill back in June that includes a pathway to citizenship for the nation's 11 million undocumented workers but the Republicans in the House have already shown their reservations. When it comes to how to improve the nation’s immigration system, opinions differ widely. This week’s edition of “On the Line” discusses issues surrounding the immigration reform debate in the US. GUESTS: (1) Lia Parada: Legislative Director, America's Voice. (2) Dr. Bryan Roberts: Sr. Economist, Econometrica; Former Assistant Director, Border & Immigration Programs, Department of Homeland Security. (3) Charlie Spies: Founder, Republicans for Immigration Reform.

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#HongKong Democracy
As Hong Kong prepares to mark the 18th anniversary of the territory’s return to Chinese sovereignty, protestors are once again planning to take to the streets in the name of democracy, echoing the cries of last fall’s Umbrella Revolution. Adding to the tensions, the Hong Kong government’s electoral proposals, which were designed to lay out a framework for the election of the city’s next leader in 2017, have collapsed. This week’s HashtagVOA looks at the vast political gulf between pro-democracy and pro-establishment camps in Hong Kong.  

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James Tien: Hong Kong Legislative Councilor (Liberal Party)
Chip Tsao: Columnist, Broadcaster
Lawrence Ma: Silent Majority for Hong Kong
Michael Lipin: VOA   
Raymond Yam: VOA