In the debate over providing legal status to the more than 11 million immigrants in the country illegally, California’s Republicans are taking a leadership role on reform measures in Congress.
Representative Jeff Denham recently became the first Republican to co-sponsor the Democrat’s plan, which includes a path to citizenship.
From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Jill Replogle of Fronteras Desk at KPBS looks into what’s driving the California Republican.
Meanwhile, GOP Congressman Darrell Issa is proposing a new “halfway” approach to citizenship. Alan Gomez of USA Today joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson for the latest on what’s happening in Washington.