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Mexico Edition.

FRIDAY, MAY 22. PROGRAM # 7527 12:00 PM PT Mexico Edition. Martha Elena Ramírez hosts the program Voz Pública from Mexico City. The civic journalist brings news and analysis on Mexican developments. Photo: Judith Garcia/Flickr For more information about Linea Abierta click here To visit Linea Abierta audio archives go to archivosderb.org

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(Español) Emiten nuevas protecciones para trabajadores con visas H-2B

(Español) Sin embargo, por el momento las nuevas normas no contienen una regla que exija siquiera un contrato de trabajo obligatorio, aunque se persigue con enjundia que esta exigencia quede plasmada próximamente en la ley… pero por primera vez el gobierno federal emite tantas protecciones para trabajadores huésped.

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Advocates Call for California to use Surplus to Combat Poverty

groups representing the poor say Governor Brown should use this opportunity to reinstate millions cut during the recession from important health insurance and human service programs that covered undocumented immigrants and the poorest of the poor. The final budget will be decided after negotiations this summer between the legislature and the governor. Our correspondent in Los Angeles, Rubén Tapia, spoke with some of those affected by cuts.

Posted in Economy & Labor, Homepage Feature, Immigration |
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Thousands Take to Streets to Call for a Stop to Blocking DAPA

But the presidential action was blocked by a Texas judge, which allowed for a lawsuit by 26 Republican governors. So the program was suspended indefinitely. The date was remembered with mass protests in more than 30 cities, among calls for Republican leaders to stop the lawsuit. Our correspondent in Washington, D.C., José López Zamorano, prepared this report.

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New Rules Could Offer More Protections for Guest Workers

The H-2B visa program, give these transnational workers many guarantees for the first time ever. About 66,000 workers with H-2B visas come to the U.S. ever year to work temporarily in low-paid jobs, including in the gardening and seafood industries, and in carnival operations. Marco Vinicio González prepared this report.

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New Rules for Guest Worker Program.

THURSDAY, MAY 21. PROGRAM # 7526 12:00 PM PT New Rules for Guest Worker Program. The U.S. government published new rules for the H-2B program that offers transnational workers a number of protections for the first time. Up to 66,000 people with H-2B visas travel to the United States each year to perform non-agricultural, low-wage […]

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(Español) Los Ángeles aumenta el salario mínimo

(Español) En otras ciudades que han pasado alzas de salario mínimo recientemente también se han incluido medidas de ajuste por inflación. En la actualidad, 20 localidades tienen sus propias políticas de salario mínimo, y sólo con excepción de tres de ellas, todas han indexado el aumento a la inflación: UC Berkeley

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Activist Speaks Out from Behind Prison Walls.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 20. PROGRAM # 7525 12:00 PM PT Activist Speaks Out from Behind Prison Walls. A conversation with a leading member of Michoacan’s self-defense groups from inside a Michoacan prison. In this interview by phone from behind prison walls, the political prisoner gives details about his detention, along with their leader, Dr. Manuel Mireles, […]

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(Español) “¿Qué Queremos?: DACA y DAPA. ¿Cuándo?: ¡Ahora!”

(Español) Sobre si votará por Hillary, aseguró que “haré mi tarea de estudiar sus posturas… Estoy abierta al bando que responda mejor a mis intereses. El candidato que apoye DAPA y DACA y la reforma migratoria será por quien me incline, pero primero haré mi tarea de investigar”.

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Immigration Edition.

TUESDAY, MAY 19. PROGRAM # 7524 12:00 PM PT Immigration Edition. On May 19th millions were supposed to start applying for temporary protection from deportation under DAPA. Today, thousands take to the streets on a national day of action to increase pressure on Republican leaders who are blocking the measures. This and other topics are […]

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