The Texas’ legislature has passed an anti-immigration bill championed by Gov. Abbot. The new state legislation, SB4, would make crossing the U.S.-Mexico border into Texas a state crime, would allow county leaders to order migrants returned to the border, and face up to 20 years in prison. Advocates talk about the future of this new measure. Also, family members of two DACA recipients who are stuck in limbo in Mexico and were denied re-entry to the US are urging the Biden administration to use discretion and allow them to be reunited with their families in time for Thanksgiving. Finally, at a traditional Thanksgiving luncheon in Miami, dozens of minors asked President Biden to grant their parents work permits. Like millions of immigrants, these workers continued working and were essential during the pandemic. This program includes a conversation with one of these parents who grows and harvests sweet potatoes, a staple of many Thanksgiving dinners.
Guests: Karla Aguayo, Legal Immigration Services Department Director and Immigration Attorney, CHIRLA, Los Angeles, CA; Jessie F. Fuentes, Member, Eagle Pass Border Coalition, Eagle Pass, TX; Gerardo Guzmán, Anchor and Collaborator, Atlanta, GA; Jovita, Farm Worker, Homestead. FL.
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