On Monday’s A Public Affair John Quinlan was joined by local immigration rights attorney Glorily Lopez and family law attorney Christopher Krimmer. He also played segments of an exclusive taped interview with US Rep. Mark Pocan. The show followed a week when the US Supreme Court advanced gay marriage, while setting back voting rights, in a week when the Senate also passed a landmark immigration bill that has major problems. It was a contradiction of progress and set-backs.
Lopez, Krimmer, and Pocan all answered questions on the connections between the bills, the effects of the repeal of DOMA on Wisconsinites, how to restore voting rights, and whether the benefits for young people to obtain citizenship significant enough to outweigh the militarization of the US border and its devastating impact on communities there.
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