Democrats and Republicans Present Immigration Plans—How Realistic Are They? – More than a decade after the last attempt at bipartisan immigration reform, this week Republicans and Democrats introduced two separate proposals. In the House, two Republican lawmakers recycled former President Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy, while an influential Democratic senator proposed a presidential executive order offering some immigration remedies. Activists and lawyers weighed in on the scope of both plans. José López Zamorano brings us the details from Washington.
On Earth Day, Latinos Express Concern Over Climate Crisis - This Earth Day, environmental leaders continue to speak out more loudly about the dangers of global warming, which is causing more frequent and extreme natural disasters. Latinos, who are among the most affected, are standing out for their growing activism against pollution and in favor of environmental justice, according to Sierra Club leader Ramon Cruz. You can listen to the full interview in the archives of Linea Abierta for Thursday, April 20 at radiobilingue.org.
ESL Students Excel at Rural California School - A California elementary school is drawing attention because more than half of its English as a Second Language learners read and write well by the time they reach the third grade. That’s four times higher than the rate for English language learners in the rest of the state. EdSource reporter Zaidee Stavely visited the outstanding elementary school, where most of the students are low-income Latinos. Stavely reports from the town of Winton in California’s North Central Valley. This report was produced in collaboration with EdSource.