Are Prominent Republicans Warming to Immigration Reform? by KQED published on 2014/01/24 02:31:17 +0000 Immigration reform advocates are seeing some positive signs coming from the GOP. Earlier this week, Bakersfield congressman and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy expressed support for giving undocumented immigrants legal status, making him the latest California House Republican to come out in favor of immigration reform. Then on Thursday, former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and former head of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff were among prominent federal officials in Palo Alto touting the value of immigrants to the nation's economy. What was the message from this meeting in Palo Alto? KQED's Mina Kim talks with KQED politics editor Tyche Hendricks.