The November 22 ‘MHP’ Syllabus

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A lasting solution? Not quite, but millions of undocumented immigrants are now able to go to sleep without the nightmare of deportation for the next three years. On Thursday evening, President Obama announced sweeping changes to immigration enforcement through the use of executive action.

11/21/14, 8:11 PM ET

Obama on immigration: ‘I will never give up’

President Obama reaffirmed his plan to take executive action for immigration reform in a speech on Friday, while also stressing that he will work with Congress to find a permanent solution.
He announced that he will allocate more resources to the border to stem the flow of illegal crossings, expand “work authorization for high-skilled workers in line for a green card,” and extend deportation protection to millions of unauthorized immigrant parents of U.S. citizens who meet certain requirements. Our panel of experts will explain the ins-and-outs of the president’s plan and the political reactions to his action.

Our guests include:

Hardball with Chris Matthews, 11/21/14, 7:39 PM ET

Holder pleas for peace in Ferguson

Attorney General Eric Holder has taken on the role of peace-maker during this crisis in Ferguson. Today, he delivered an impassioned plea for peace. The Hardball Roundtable—Ted Johnson, Karen Bass and Gerry Parsky—joins to discuss.
The wait continues in Ferguson, Missouri. While Alderman Antonio French calls for 400 trauma counselors, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon called for a state of emergency. We’ll discuss the preparations on the part of the state and the legal ramifications of declaring a state of emergency. Goodman and Cartagena will be joined by:

Senator Turner will stick around to share her next steps and discuss the news out of Ohio, including the proposed “heartbeat bill” that would prohibit abortion once a fetal heartbeat has been detected, as early as six weeks into a woman’s pregnancy. Rev. Barber will bring us an update on North Carolina NAACP’s request for the federal government to investigate the hanging death of 17 year old black youth, Lennon Lacy.

All that, plus, this week’s Foot Soldiers who stood up for the least of thee at the UN in Geneva.

Be sure to read what we’ve linked above, and watch Melissa Harris-Perry Saturday at 10am ET on msnbc. Join the conversation—share your thoughts about these issues on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #nerdland. Your tweets and comments might even appear on the show!

Melissa Harris-Perry

The November 22 'MHP' Syllabus

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