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Immigrationreform's emerging consensus
On Monday a bipartisan group senators announced an immigration plan that wouldprovide a path to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants and alsotighten border security. The senators say they hope to move quickly withlegislation. Doris Meissner, a senior fellow atthe Migration Policy Institute and former Commissioner of the Immigration andNaturalization Service from 1993 to 2000 tells us what she thinks of the plan.
Sexualrepression in Belarus
We’lltalk with Natalia Kaliada, co-artistic director of Belarus Free Theatre. Herplay, Minsk, 2011: A Reply to Kathy Acker, runs at Chicago Shakespeare Theaterthis week. Belarus police recently raided several underground performancespaces in the capital of Minsk. Through a series of vignettes depictingattitudes to sex, sexuality and the sex trade, the show tells stories of sexualrepression in Belarus, known as “the last totalitarian state in Europe.”