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Iowa Immigration Solutions (Full Program) (Episode 163)

posted on June 6, 2008

Iowa needs workers, and immigrants want to fill that need. This episode examines the ways the state can encourage legal methods of importing the estimated 300,000 people needed to continue business as usual. Can a state like Iowa become the sponsor of temporary workers? What is possible within the constraints of existing federal law? Host Paul Yeager discusses options with Lori Chesser, Immigration Attorney at Davis Brown Law Firm, and Ted Sporer, Chairman of the Polk County Republican Party. In the News Analysis segment, Kay Henderson of Radio Iowa, and Ken of the Marshalltown Times Republican update host Paul Yeager on Iowa's recent headlines. Topics include news in the CIETC trial, flooding in Iowa, and comparisons between the immigration raids in Postville and Marshalltown. (27:44)

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