Politics & Elections
(Español) Represión en la frontera levanta viejos temores en estadunidenses latinos de la 1er generación en el Capitolio
(Español) WP platicó con 5 latinos de la Cámara con al menos un padre que emigró a EEUU. Hablaron francamente de su experiencia como estadunidenses de 1ra generación y sus encuentros con la ‘migra’.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9 PROGRAM # 8128 12:00 PM PST. Guest Workers Fired After Protest. Mexican guest workers who joined a strike to protest the death of a berry picker were fired by their employer, Sarbanand Farms in Sumas, WA. The workers, who were recruited under the H2A program and were working with an expired work […]
TUESDAY, AUGUST 8 PROGRAM # 8127 12:00 PM PST. Immigration Edition. President Trump endorsed last week a Republican Senate bill to drastically cut the number of legal immigrants and called for a “merit-based” system that would give preference to highly-skilled, English-speaking immigrants over those seeking to reunify with their family. Analysts discuss the ramifications of […]
MONDAY, AUGUST 7 PROGRAM # 8126 12:00 PM PST. Plans to Attack College Admissions. The Justice Department plans to investigate affirmative action policies in college admissions to determine whether those programs discriminate against students based on race. Civil rights advocates fear this will lead to lawsuits against universities for not admitting more white students over […]
FRIDAY, AUGUST 4 PROGRAM # 8125 12:00 PM PT Mexico Edition. The program opens with a review of the news about the leakage of the transcripts of the phone call between presidents Trump and Peña Nieto in which Trump tells the Mexican president: “Stop saying Mexico won’t pay for the wall.” Radio listeners called and […]
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2 PROGRAM # 8123 12:00 PM PST. Hate Crimes, Police Abuse. As the US Senate confirms Christopher Wray as new FBI director, civil rights groups call on the new chief to tackle the growing wave of hate incidents around the nation. Recently, Latino officials in California have been the target of racist death […]
TUESDAY, AUGUST 1 PROGRAM # 8122 12:00 PM PST. Immigration Edition. In a speech in Ohio, President Trump called certain immigrants “predators” and “animals,” followed by remarks in New York against criminal Salvadoran gangs, in a hardline push for deportations. Also, the House of Representatives passed a spending bill with 1.6 billion to begin the […]
MONDAY, JULY 31 PROGRAM # 8121 12:00 PM PST. Obamacare Repeal Fails: What Now? The Obamacare repeal bill failed after a dramatic vote in the US Senate. Why? What does it mean? What’s next? And after threats of cuts to healthcare and Medicaid using the federal budget spending process, what’s the future for the Affordable […]
Reforms Sought to Criminal Justice System and Women’s Prisons – Nearly half a million prisoners are in jail because they lack money to pay their bail, and not because they are a threat to public safety. A bill presented by California Senator Kamala Harris seeks to address this and reform the bail system.
FRIDAY, JULY 28 PROGRAM # 8120 12:00 PM PT Mexico Edition. Considering the lack of reliable official records regarding the number of missing persons, and after discovering a growing number of clandestine graves, which already amount to a total of a thousand seventy-eight counted in 19 states, the Diocesan Center for Human Rights decided to […]