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Immigration Reform: Private Prisons.

A commission of current and formerly undocumented leaders sent formal recommendations to President Obama on steps his administration can take to expand relief programs and reduce the harm of current deportation practices. Meantime, people with relatives in detention are fasting in front of the White House and immigrant detainees in a month-long hunger strike and [...]

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Posted in Immigration, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política, Politics & Elections |
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Obamacare Enrollment: Closing Time.

As consumers who had problems signing up for health insurance in the marketplace got extra time to apply, the system experienced a new surge in enrollments and the number of people getting enrolled continues to grow. On the eve of the critical deadline, a national expert informs the audience of the deadline, which in most [...]

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Posted in Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política, Health |
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Extra Time to Enroll.

The Obama administration allowed extra time to enroll in the insurance market for those who were standing in line at the time open enrollment ended March 31. In these extra days, the number of people who have signed up rose to more than 7.5 million. Still, consumers continue facing technical glitches and long lines. Experts [...]

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Posted in Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política, Health |
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The Battle to Raise Minimum Wage.

With corporate profits at a record high and the value of wages substantially falling, President Obama calls for a raise in the federal minimum wage. Thirty states are considering legislation to raise the minimum wage. Leading Democrats introduced a bill in the Senate to hike the minimum wage, which is opposed by congressional Republicans and [...]

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Posted in Economy & Labor, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política, Politics & Elections |
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Immigration Reform: Widespread Action.

Immigration Reform: Widespread Action. As Congress prepares to an April recess and meet with constituents, grassroots groups escalate actions in their call for immigration reform and deportation relief. An analyst gives a view on what would happen if Congress doesn’t act on immigration reform, what administrative actions could take President Obama. Also, how the standstill [...]

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Posted in Immigration, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política, Politics & Elections |
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Health Insurance Enrollment: Extra Time.

ACA’s enrollment period closes with more than six million people signing up in the new insurance exchanges. High traffic and technical glitches kept many from completing the enrollment forms on time. Those consumers have now more time and may be able to finish their ACA application. This edition includes sections of the statement made by [...]

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Posted in Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política, Politics & Elections, Health |
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Immigration Reform: Discharge Petition.

House Democrats introduced a discharge petition, a tactical measure to force a vote on immigration reform. At the same time, a hunger strike continues in immigration detention centers in Texas and Washington, amid complaints of retaliation by ICE against alleged hunger strike leaders. Guests: Axkana Rios, Son of detainee at Northwest Detention Center, Portland, OR; [...]

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Posted in Immigration, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política, Politics & Elections |
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César Chávez: The Movie.

A biopic film that portrays the life and struggle of labor organizer César Chávez premieres this week in theaters around the nation. Titled César Chávez, the movie tells the story of the activist who battled for social justice in the fields through non-violent means, while striving to be a good husband and father. This repeat [...]

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Posted in Arts & Culture, Education, Immigration, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Mexico, Política |
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Health Insurance Enrollment: Countdown.

With four days left before the end of the enrollment deadline in the Affordable Care Act’s marketplace, the government announces the “special enrollment period.” Only people who meet certain criteria would be able to extend the process of enrollment. Línea Abierta opens all phone lines for listeners to report the challenges they are facing to [...]

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Posted in Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política, Health |
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Elvira Arellano, Detention Centers and More.

An exclusive interview with deported activist Elvira Arellano, who re-entered the U.S. after being detained and released at the border. Also, a hunger strike of immigrant detainees in Washington spread to Texas, putting the spotlight on private immigration detention centers. And an update on a pro-reform national bus tour that has engaged constituents and members [...]

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Posted in Immigration, Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Mexico, Política |

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