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Deportations and Electoral Politics. Also, Rubén Gallego.

President Obama gave a speech to Latino leaders addressing deep concerns about his decision to delay executive action on deportations. Obama encouraged his audience to get their constituents out to vote. An analyst comments on the repercussions of this issue on the upcoming elections. Guest: Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director, America’s Voice, Cleveland, OH, www.americasvoice.org Also, […]

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Immigration Edition. 

Central American activists are descending from all over California this week on Bakersfield to urge Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the House Majority Leader, to stop pushing for rocket dockets, fast-track deportation of unaccompanied migrant children. An immigration law expert comments on the elections, citizenship and the right to vote. Guests: José Cartagena, National Coordinator, Red Nacional […]

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Posted in Immigration, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política |
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Voter Deadlines. Also, New U.S. War.

On the voter registration deadline for states like Texas, Florida and Pennsylvania, a civic leader announces last-minute efforts to energize Latino voters across the East Coast. He also comments on Florida’s voter purge moves against non-citizens as well as a state law that affects the voting rights of ex-convicts. Also commented was the impact of […]

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Posted in Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política, Politics & Elections |
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America by the Numbers. Also, Guadalupe Rivera Marín: 90th Birthday.

Journalist María Hinojosa tells the story of the “new America mainstream” in a new TV documentary series to be aired this fall on PBS. The series, titled “America by the Numbers,” explores the growing number and influence of Asians, Latinos, African Americans, immigrants, LGBT and other groups, as well as the meaning of these demographic […]

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Posted in Arts & Culture, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Mexico, Política, Politics & Elections |
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Latino Voters. Also, David García.

With midterm elections almost a month away, a political expert comments on the projected impact of the Latino vote and the efforts to register more voters and train new leaders. He says Latino voter turnout will be higher than in 2010, there will be less participation from independent voters and Latino groups discuss punishment voting […]

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Immigration Edition

An advocate comments on the plans by ICE to open a privately-run, 2400-bed facility in Texas, to house detained migrant families; more than one hundred pro-immigrant groups voice their concerns and send a letter to President Obama. In California, Governor Brown approves law which will protect foreign workers from labor exploitation. A new law in […]

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Posted in Immigration, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política |
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Sexual Exploitation.

Immigrant women and girls often suffer in silence sexual exploitation in their workplaces. These workers are subjected to rape or sexual harassment with impunity and don’t report abuses for fear of retaliation. Undocumented women worry about being fired or deported, and those with temporary contracts dread losing their guest-worker visas and jobs. What are the […]

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Deadline Looms for Insured Families.

More than 100,000 families risk losing health coverage purchased in federal health insurance exchanges after they failed to provide additional verification of immigration or citizenship status. Advocates urge the Obama administration to wait for consumers to clarify their status before ending their coverage. Next week, immigrants face a major deadline. Analysts also comment on the […]

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Posted in Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política, Health |
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Defeating Voter Abstention.

On National Voter Registration Day, dozens of national Latino groups join forces in a coordinated effort to register voters for the November 4 mid-term election. They expect Latinos to vote in record numbers for a mid-term election. What’s the mood among Latino voters? Will they show up to the polls this year? An expert on […]

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Latino Education: Crisis and Response – Hour Three.

In a dialogue in English with the forum’s panelists, community leaders from Boyle Heights and members of the live audience share views on the challenges ahead for Latino students and discuss actions being undertaken to tackle the education crisis. This forum airs live in simulcast with KPFK Radio in Los Angeles. Guests: Dr. Patricia Gándara, […]

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Posted in Education, Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta |

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