August 2nd, 2010
09:45 PM ET

Illegal immigration & the U.S. Consititution: Join the live chat

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Tonight, the government puts out a new estimate of how much oil has leaked from BP's well... and it's higher than BP ever acknowledged. And the big news on the immigration front is that some lawmakers are now advocating drastic action, or a hearing to explore such action, to change not the state law but the United States Constitution. We'll bring you all the angles.

Scroll down to join the live chat during the program. It's your chance to share your thoughts on tonight's headlines. Keep in mind, you have a better chance of having your comment get past our moderators if you follow our rules.

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soundoff (234 Responses)
  1. David, Indiana

    An alarm didn't go off and the accomplice threw pliers over the fence. Was there any video monitoring?

    So the static kill is backed up by the relief wells or that is a second step? It is amazing that once they got a cap on the well they can proceed.

    I enjoyed catching some of the news about the wedding this weekend. Congratulations to the newlyweds

    Good night everyone.

    August 2, 2010 at 11:00 pm |
  2. Libby ~

    G'night everyone! ~ Thanks Anderson 😀

    August 2, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  3. Sharon Hastings

    Good night everyone. Great blogging. Food for thought on the immigration issues. It makes me examine the issue from all sides.

    August 2, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  4. lisal -canada

    nite – those brownies sound pretty good – excellent 2am snack!!

    August 2, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  5. Emily

    Good night Anderson, 360°Team, Jo Ann, Mike, David & Isabel, Megan, Nicole, Sree, Nancy, Starr, Gloria, & Bloggers!

    Great Show & Blog...

    August 2, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  6. Nicole The Netherlands

    I wonder when "we" ever gonna get an explanation of BP themselves of what they have done and are doing..
    Just a guest in the studio, or on location.
    Anderson is willing to get up early 😉

    August 2, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  7. Lori, CA

    Thank you for the great show and interesting conversation tonight Anderson.

    Good night everyone! Sweet dreams.

    August 2, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  8. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Sounds like the Clintons know how to party! Have a good night everyone!

    August 2, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  9. eugenia - San Francisco

    I keep seeing CNN say "have we made too much of the oil spill?" the chemicals that were used to disperse the oil have changed the life in the ocean for a long time. just cause you can't see something doesn't mean it's not there. do you really get this?

    August 2, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  10. Kenya

    Chelsea made a beautiful bride! 🙂
    Goodnight everyone, team 360, Megan, moderators, Mr. Cooper and your striped tie. Chat with you all tomorrow.

    August 2, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  11. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    David Indiana,
    No, They didn't know it was monitoring yet..... No clue.

    Congrats Chelsea and Marc!

    Good night Anderson, Megan, Joe, Jane, Martina, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Mike, Casey, Milan, Vivan, Gabriela, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Jane, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, (Danie), Lori, (Adelaide), Heather, BettyAnn, Starr, Sharon, Casey, A. Smith, Devin, Karin, Dulcie, Michael, Karen, Miranda, Sree, Nancy, Sue, Kenya, others and my friend Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!
    See you on Wednesday night, Have a great night & Sleep tight everyone!!!

    Thanks for coming in, for join us tonight! 🙂
    Have a great night & good sleep at home after work!!!
    See you on Wednesday night!!! Just a plenty sleep at home!

    August 2, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  12. Kathy

    Good Night Anderson, 360°Team and bloggers

    Have a wonderful and 'cool' week

    August 2, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  13. Sue R. Canton MI.

    Goodnight AC360Team and fellow bloggers.

    Good show tonight Anderson.
    Stay safe everyone.

    August 2, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  14. Emily

    That looks like so much fun...Ringing the Bell or Closing it..

    August 2, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  15. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Night Everyone! "AC360, certainly has been informative as usual!" Night, Night!

    August 2, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  16. Libby ~

    Grilled cheese & brownies at 2:am? 😀

    August 2, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  17. Kathy

    What a beautiful couple Chelsea and her bo. how nice

    August 2, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  18. Samantha Rowley - Nashville, TN

    High school mathematics...pi...square root...etc. That was a while ago. Great discussion tonight everyone. Good night Anderson and fellow bloggers!

    August 2, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  19. sree nanduru, richmond, va

    @Nicole from Netherlands – No where in this world though, you could come with 90$ in your pocket and make it too 1000 or much more times in just 10 years.

    This country and the people have taught me a lot more that i could for the rest of my life (till to the grave). Even with all the pain of legal immigrant and being sand bagged time and time again with illegal immigration, I still love this country and what it did do for me!

    Think of it Nicole – It probably is still worth for the right person with a right cause!

    August 2, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  20. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Is the static kill going to take four months to do like it took for the oil to stop?

    August 2, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  21. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    It's a myth that illegals are doing jobs no American wants. Only 2% of illegals work in agriculture. Many others have jibs paying 20/hr or more in construction. The problem is they accept jobs at much less than Americans will. It's been shown they depress wages. Companies can pay cash and avoid paying payroll taxes and benefits, and illegals accept that. There are over 14 million unemployed Americans, many of whom will do ANY job that pays a fair wage.

    August 2, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  22. Michael Armstrong Sr.

    I think B.P. is shacking in there shoes and afraid to sneez they just want to count there losses and leave and that should worry the the people of Louisiana .

    August 2, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  23. Emily

    There is "pressure" from all directions....Oil pushing up; water all around...

    August 2, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  24. Miranda Marchesi Huntington Beach CA United States

    Hey 360 and bloggers

    Have a super duper most excellent night 🙂

    all the best

    August 2, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  25. Kathy

    Oh Anderson. That sounds so complicated. I hope it works. Good question Anderson.

    August 2, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  26. Kelly - Harrisburg PA

    Oh geez, pi... You are making my head hurt

    August 2, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  27. lisal -canada

    it will be interesting to see if the experts hired by bp have the same published conclusions as other independent analysts.

    August 2, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  28. Emily

    I wonder what legal arguments BP would use to say that they are "not grossly negligent"...

    23 Billion ... I wonder if that amount will be even higher?

    August 2, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  29. Samantha Rowley - Nashville, TN

    4.9 million?! Amazing...

    Hope the static kill works and ends this well once and for all.

    August 2, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  30. Lee

    BP knew the pressure and flow rate to a very high degree of accuracy from day one. They had digital readings up to the minute when it blew. They lied and hoped no one would call them out on it.

    August 2, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  31. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA


    Craigslist is no different from these annoying "pop-ups" asking people to join some silly websites for "cheap dates in your area". I'm looking forward to that report tomorrow.

    I agree..... that is very danger one I have seen....... Good point there, It is annoyed to me, I never use this website Craiglist.

    August 2, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  32. Nicole The Netherlands

    Hi Tom! Yes there he is again with his pipes from the hardware store!

    August 2, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  33. David, Indiana

    An alarm didn't go off and the accomplice threw pliers over the fence. Was there any video monitoring?

    August 2, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  34. Kathy

    oh my. What a mess. So much oil. how sad

    August 2, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
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