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Immigration Edition.

A court struck down Arizona’s policy denying driver’s licenses to young DACA beneficiaries, and California is negotiating with federal authorities over the design of the permit for undocumented drivers. These and other news are reported, as well as tips for Dreamers and the undocumented on how to prepare for the license application. Guests: Dulce Matuz, [...]

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Posted in Economy & Labor, Immigration, Latinos, Línea Abierta |
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Fair Pay for Guest Workers.

Mexican guest workers who were recruited and brought into the U.S. by landscaping giant TruGreen on H-2B visas have reached a settlement with the company. The plaintiffs complained that failing to reimburse travel and immigration-related expenses violated the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. Under the agreement, the national provider of landscape services will reimburse the [...]

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Posted in Economy & Labor, Immigration, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Mexico |
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Alabama Schools: “Show Me Your Papers”?

Civil rights watchdogs found the vast majority of Alabama’s school districts were asking parents to provide their children’s Social Security numbers or birth certificates in violation of federal laws. Hundreds of families have reported problems when enrolling their children in school, raising the presumption of discrimination based on their immigration status. State officials are releasing [...]

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Posted in Education, Immigration, Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política |
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Immigration Edition.

Human rights advocates call on Washington to give detained migrant children detained a humane treatment and refugee status. A Republican congressman who played a key role on immigration in the House says he was told by House Republican leaders that immigration reform is dead. Pulitzer-winner undocumented journalist, Jose Antonio Vargas, was detained by Border Patrol [...]

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Posted in Immigration, Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política |
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World Cup Finals.

Fueled in part by young Latinos, the World Cup fever is catching up in the U.S. As the tournament gets into its final stage, commentators discuss the sudden surge of new viewers for Spanish-language networks in the U.S. and the controversial coverage by some TV commentators. Guests also talk about the highlights, hopes, suspense and [...]

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Posted in Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política |
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Calls to Free Dr. Mireles.

This program features a report and selected calls from listeners who comment on the debate surrounding the humanitarian crisis of Central American children detained along the border, amid calls from conservative lawmakers to deport them via fast track and recommendations by United Nations officials to treat them as refugees. In addition, advocates and listeners comment [...]

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Posted in Latinos, Línea Abierta, Mexico, Política |
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Immigration Edition.

President Obama is seeking support from Congress to expedite deportation of migrant children. Conservative protesters blocked three buses transporting detained immigrant families. Legal experts call on the White House to ensure due process and human treatment for detained child migrants. From Central America an expert discusses the crisis of violence experienced by some Central American [...]

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Posted in Immigration, Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Mexico, Politics & Elections |
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Immigration Edition.

A Senate bill in California would erase Proposition 187 from the code books. Another bill would ask California voters whether Congress should immediately enact immigration reform with a path to citizenship. Also discussed is the announcement made by President Obama to take an executive action towards an immigration reform and the crisis at the border. [...]

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Posted in Immigration, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Topics, Politics & Elections |
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Soccer and Politics.

A conversation with journalists from influential magazines about the politics behind the World Cup. These experts comment on the tight control by a television network over broadcasting rights of the games in Mexico, the controversial managing of the tournament by Mexico’s soccer authority, and the controversy over the public use in the stadiums of a [...]

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Posted in Latinos, Línea Abierta, Mexico, Política |
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Latino Voters and the Midterm Election. Also, One Year After S. 744.

Almost four months before Election Day, this program begins a series exploring the impact of Latino voters. Analysts also discuss the impact of the Voting Rights Amendment Act bill to restore protections for Latino voters and the loss of voting protections under a U.S. Supreme Court decision nearly a year ago. Guests: Myrna Pérez, Deputy [...]

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Posted in Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política, Politics & Elections |

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