Senators Durbin and Harkin on Immigration Reform

Senators Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) held a town hall meeting on immigration reform at Ames Middle School. Participants… read more

Senators Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) held a town hall meeting on immigration reform at Ames Middle School. Participants included Iowans from the business, union, and faith sectors as well children who were brought into the U.S. illegally, who are also known as “dreamers.” "Dreamers" refers to the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act. Both senators discussed the need for comprehensive immigration reform and criticized controversial comments made by Representative Steve King, who represents Iowa’s 4th Congressional District, where the meeting was held. Senator Durbin, who authored the DREAM Act, said Representative King’s comments “do not reflect the reality of those eligible under the DREAM Act” and that the purpose of the meeting was to introduce the real feelings of how Iowans felt about immigration. close

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Program ID:
314367-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Ames, Iowa, United States
First Aired:
Aug 2, 2013
Last Aired:
Aug 30, 2013

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  • Aug 02, 2013 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Aug 02, 2013 | 10:07pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 03, 2013 | 2:16am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 03, 2013 | 5:34am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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  • Aug 30, 2013 | 11:22am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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