Up to Date - 6/18/2012|
The Man Behind Deep Throat / Missourians React to Obama Immigration Policy Shift
Everyone knows that the Nixon presidency might have ended very differently if it weren’t for “Deep Throat.” For years, the man behind the Watergate case remained a mystery until Mark Felt revealed in 2005 that he was the infamous informant who helped to bring down a president.
Monday on Up to Date, learn more about the man behind Watergate and his personal motivations that drove his actions. Author Max Holland joins us in studio to talk about his new book that looks at the personal agenda that made one man into Nixon’s worst nightmare.
resident Obama surprised the country on Friday by unveiling a new immigration policy.
Under the new plan, people younger than 30 who came to the U.S. before the age of 16, pose no criminal or security threat, and were successful students or served in the military can get a two-year deferral from deportation.
It's another half-step in the ongoing immigration debate in this country. The president said the new policy was "not amnesty, not immunity...and not a path to citizenship." It's also "not a permanent fix," Obama said.
Still, the news was greeted with great excitement in some parts of the country and criticism from Republicans who called it "unlawful" and "unconstitutional."
In the second half of Monday's Up to Date, Steve Kraske talks with Missouri State Senator Scott Rupp and Myrna Orozco, a 22-year-old and illegal immigrant originally from Mexico who will be affected by this new policy.