Randi Kaye speaks to a man about his journey from an illegal immigrant to becoming a world-renowned neurosurgeon.
Republican Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich drew fire during last week's CNN Republican National Security Debate when he said he was “prepared to take the heat” for arguing that the GOP should take a “humane” position on longtime illegal immigrants by finding another way to “legality” that avoids breaking up families. Political rivals immediately called him "liberal" on illegal immigration. Gingrich fired back, saying his opponents are twisting his words.
Some context on this interview clip:
Just one day before T.J. Holmes sat down with Morgan Freeman, Carlos Santana and Ernie Banks, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed into law a controversial immigration bill. The law is similar to Arizona’s SB 1070 that sparked protests throughout the country. And in light of the MLB Civil Rights Games (the reason we were speaking to these three legends), T.J. asked them to weigh in on the immigration debate. Take a listen.
The plight of Georgia college senior Jessica Colotl has spotlighted the dilemma facing thousands of students like her nationwide. They entered the country as children, not of their own will, and now are trying to pursue higher degrees while facing risk of deportation. This problem is far from new. Congress introduced the DREAM Act nine years ago to help students who are illegal immigrants. But it remains just a proposal.