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Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar on bipartisan immigration bill

Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar. (Rebecca Blackwell/AP)
Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar. (Rebecca Blackwell/AP)

Two congresswomen introduced a bipartisan bill to reform the country’s immigration system. It includes funding for more border security and creates a pathway to citizenship for some migrants in the country without documentation.

Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar, a Republican from South Florida, and Rep. Veronica Escobar, a Democrat from Texas, are co-sponsoring the bill, which they call the Dignity Act. It comes the same month that Title 42 ended and after decades of failed attempts to reform the immigration system.

Here & Now‘s Deepa Fernandes speaks with Rep. Salazar.

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