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Sunday Edition: Immigration reform, violent video games and Snake Valley water

By Richard Piatt | Posted - Apr 7th, 2013 @ 9:00am



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SALT LAKE CITY — The nation is a big step closer to a new immigration reform law. Our panel of experts will weigh in on what it may or may not accomplish. Plus, the debate over violent video games: Just what are the consequences when a child plays them over and over? And, Governor Herbert says no to the Snake Valley water-sharing agreement. Doug Wright offers his opinion on where the issue should head next.

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This week Congress is expected to unveil an immigration reform bill. Since November the Gang of Eight has been working to come up with a way to solve our immigration crisis that both Democrats and Republicans can live with and it looks like they've made a breakthrough.

The Chamber of commerce and AFL-CIO reportedly agreed on details of a guest worker program that would allow up to 200,000 immigrant workers to stay here legally starting in 2015.

The Gang of Eight think Democrats will support it because illegal workers get to stay. And Republicans may support it because the deal secures our borders and puts a cap on how many workers gets Visas.

But it isn't a done deal. Key players warn a lot of details still need to be worked out. We are going to take a closer look at the proposals with immigration attorney Tim Wheelright. He is also chairman of the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce's Immigration Task Force. Also joining us, Professor Theresa Martinez with the University of Utah. She has focused a lot of her research on race and immigration issues.

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For decades now, research teams have waded into the controversy about the effects of violent video games.

In today's Deseret News reporter Jamshid Askar takes a closer look at the murky results of the data and explains why experts want more research. We discussed the article with him.

Segment 3

Governor Herbert announced he would not sign the Snake Valley water-sharing agreement. Doug Wright applauds the decision and offers his opinion on how Utah and Nevada should handle water rights.

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