Immigration reform rallies were being held in more than 100 U.S. cities Saturday, including in Philadelphia.
The events include town hall meetings, business roundtables, prayer vigils, and rallies in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Montgomery and other counties.
Chris details the cancer diagnoses of former Phillie Darren Daulton, the newest arrival at the Philadelphia Zoo, and the changing House Republican agenda on immigration reform. He also talks to Senator Pat Toomey and Comedian Joe DeRosa.
Chris discusses the possibility of a Hillary Clinton presidential run, Al-Jazeera’s controversial coverage of Egypt, and Bon Jovi’s donation of $1 million to the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund. He also talks to Dick Yuengling, from the Yuengling Brewery, about this Friday’s shore stop in Brigantine.
Chris talks to Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel about their series in Los Angeles against the Dodgers, Matt Brouillette from the Commonwealth Foundation about the Pennsylvania legislature’s failure to pass alcohol privatization, and Michael Bronstein and Colin Hanna on the Monday Morning Matchup about the immigration bill currently being debated in Washington. He also discusses the NFL’s decision not to promote the Affordable Care Act and the raise in SEPTA fares.
The immigration reform bill sailed through the United States Senate yesterday, offering hope of citizenship to millions of undocumented immigrants across the country.
Pennsylvanians were polled in early June and 86-percent want reforms in place this year, with 83-percent saying they’d vote for a lawmaker who helped pass the legislation.
The “Nuns on the Bus” tour is covering 6,500 miles in its mission.
Chris analyzes the decision not to declare Dzhokhar Tsarnaev an enemy combatant, Rutgers University’s move to suspend their lacrosse coach for verbally abusing players and the story parents who let their child die instead of seeking medical help. He also talks to Andrew McCarthy about the potential of a wider terrorist plot connected to the Boston Marathon bombing and Amity Shlaes about her new book on Calvin Coolidge.
Immigration reform was a key issue during the presidential election last fall.
Chris gets ready for the start of the Phillies season with Charlie Manuel. He talks to Michael Bronstein and Colin Hanna on the the Monday Morning Matchup and Fox News Contributor John Stossel about his new book, No They Can’t. He also details the story of a man crashing his car into a Walmart and Google featuring a doodle of Cesar Chavez on Easter.
It was standing room only as the newly formed Pennsylvania United for Immigration Reform made a collective statement on the type of comprehensive legislation they would like to see.
President Obama and the US Senate has agreed that immigration reform will be a top priority this year, but local advocates for undocumented immigrants are wary.
Chris details the President’s call for comprehensive immigration reform, Al Gore’s defense against selling Current TV to Al-Jazeera, the allegations that New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez travelled to the Dominican Republic to visit prostituties and Governor Corbett’s latest effort to privatize the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.
Dozens of people rallied on Independence Mall on Monday night, hoping to change deportation laws that they say are unfair.