PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – Immigration has been a hot button political issue in our country for a long time.
However, top officials spoke on the matter over the weekend, especially in regard to deportation of minors, bringing the issue under a microscope once again.
Our sister station CBS DC reports:
“The legal, humanitarian and political constraints facing the Obama administration as it copes with thousands of Central American children entering the country illegally came into sharp focus in a series of interviews Sunday.
A George W. Bush-era law to address human trafficking prevents the government from returning the children to their home countries without taking them into custody and eventually through a deportation hearing. Minors from Mexico and Canada, by contrast, can be sent back across the border more easily. The administration says it wants more flexibility under the law.
Even if Congress agrees, however, the change might do little to ease the partisan quarreling and complex logistical and humanitarian challenges surrounding the issue.“
You can read their full report here.
NewsRadio 1020 KDKA Host Mike Pintek discussed the issue with Steve Camarota, the Director of Research for The Center for Immigration Studies. The Center aims to provide the public with accurate information about the social, economic, environmental, security and fiscal consequences of legal and illegal immigrants coming into the United States.