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Immigration Edition.

While U.S. attention has been focusing on children from Central America, a majority of children crossing the U.S. border are Mexican. Unaccompanied Mexican minors are being detained and deported by the thousands, facing the threat of gangs and human traffickers. Are they being repatriated in a safe manner? Do they have access to child-friendly procedures […]

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Posted in Immigration, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Mexico |
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The Student Debt Crisis: A Forum. (Repeat).

This is a partial repeat of the community forum recently held in Edinburg, in the Rio Grande Valley. This segment focuses on the staggering costs that hinder Latino access to higher education and on initiatives seeking to make college more affordable to students from working-class families. College administrators, school leaders and community advocates from South […]

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Posted in Economy & Labor, Education, Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta |
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Foreign Labor Contractors.

The Governor of California and the Mexican Secretary of Labor agreed to create a voluntary pilot program to protect Mexican temporary workers against abuse by unscrupulous recruiters. At the same time, in California, legislators are advancing a bill that would require foreign labor contractors to register with the state and give workers detailed information about […]

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Posted in Economy & Labor, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política |
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Latina Teacher Leads Largest Union.

An interview with Lily Eskelsen García, who will take office next week as president of the National Education Association, breaking ground as the first Latina to head the nation’s largest union. She comments about her plans to bring more clout to the teachers’ union, the reformers’ “toxic obsession with standardized testing,” the ruling of a […]

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

Pro-immigrant groups sue the federal government challenging its policies over the deportation of mothers and children who have fled extreme violence in Central America. And in another challenge, eleven immigrants have submitted applications for deferred action to Secretary Jeh Johnson’s office. Attorney Rosalba Piña comments on these topics and gives legal advice over the air. […]

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Posted in Immigration, Latinos, Línea Abierta |
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Elections Watch. 

Republican incumbent David Valadao and Democratic challenger Amanda Rentería have been invited to debate on the economy, education funding, immigration reform and other hot issues in California’s 21st Congressional District, where Latinos make up more than half of the electorate. And, on the eve of the Arizona primary, a news analyst comments on the governor’s […]

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Posted in Economy & Labor, Immigration, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Politics & Elections |
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The Student Debt Crisis.

This is a repeat of the second hour of the forum held in Spanish in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley the night before. This segment focuses on college costs and initiatives to make college education more affordable for students of working-class families. Guests: Dr. Alejo Salinas Jr., Trustee, South Texas College Board, Edinburg; […]

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Posted in Economy & Labor, Education, Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta |
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The College Dream.

This is a repeat of the first hour of the Spanish-language forum held at the University of Texas – Pan American the night before. How are institutions in Texas helping students to succeed in high school and graduate from college? Guests: Dr. Alejo Salinas Jr., Trustee, South Texas College Board, Edinburg; Dr. Jaime Chahin, Dean, […]

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Posted in Education, Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta |
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The College Dream and the Student Debt Crisis. Hour 4 (In Spanish).

In Texas, more Latinos are enrolling into college than ever. Still, too many are dropping out of high school and ending their college education, pushed out by financial pressures and other issues. College administrators, community advocates and students from South Texas convene in a nationally-broadcast town hall meeting to address the aspirations and barriers to […]

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Posted in Economy & Labor, Education, Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta |
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The College Dream and the Student Debt Crisis. Hour 3 (In Spanish).

In Texas, more Latinos are enrolling into college than ever. Still, too many are dropping out of high school and ending their college education, pushed out by financial pressures and other issues. College administrators, community advocates and students from South Texas convene in a nationally-broadcast town hall meeting to address the aspirations and barriers to […]

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Posted in Economy & Labor, Education, Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta |

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