The politics of immigration reform

 	Immigration-rights activists stage a rally calling for the government to act on immigration legislation, outside the venue of President Barack Obama's Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraiser in Los Angeles on August 16, 2010. President Barack Obama recently signed a bill that tightens security at the Mexico border, hoping to address the hot issue of illegal immigration in the run-up to November congressional elections. The 600-million-dollar legislation hikes visa fees for some IT workers entering the United States, and has had been slammed by Indian industry. The fee increases pay for 1,000 new US Border Patrol agents to form a 'strike force' for quick deployment, 250 new Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents as well as 250 new Customs and Border Protection officers at ports of entry. It also boosts communications among law-enforcement officials. AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
 	Immigration-rights activists stage a rally calling for the government to act on immigration legislation, outside the venue of President Barack Obama's Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraiser in Los Angeles on August 16, 2010. President Barack Obama recently signed a bill that tightens security at the Mexico border, hoping to address the hot issue of illegal immigration in the run-up to November congressional elections. The 600-million-dollar legislation hikes visa fees for some IT workers entering the United States, and has had been slammed by Indian industry. The fee increases pay for 1,000 new US Border Patrol agents to form a 'strike force' for quick deployment, 250 new Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents as well as 250 new Customs and Border Protection officers at ports of entry. It also boosts communications among law-enforcement officials. AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

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Ron Brownstein, Ana Navarrow and Christine Romans discuss the political complications and motivations surrounding immigration reform.