Conversations with Great Minds - The refugee crisis
For tonight's Conversations With Great Minds - we're going to take a closer look at the refugee crisis on our southern border, and the ongoing fight for comprehensive immigration reform. Since October of last year - almost 60,000 children - virtually all of them from Central American - have crossed without their parents and without documentation into the United States from Mexico. While at it's core it's a humanitarian crisis - the surge in undocumented children has rapidly become a political crisis - bringing with it new questions about how we can fix our broken immigration system. Joining me now to discuss this crisis and what the response to these children says about America today and the future of immigration reform are three leading experts on the topic. Miriam Yeung is the Co-Chair of We Belong Together Campaign: Women for Common Sense Immigration Reform, and Executive Director of the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum. Oscar Chacon is the Executive Director of the National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities and Mary Small is the Assistant Director for Policy at the Jesuit Refugee Service USA. It’s been more than a year since the Senate passed the bipartisan immigration bill reform - and John Boehner STILL hasn't brought that bill to the floor in the House. Is immigration reform dead or is there still time left to fix our broken system?