Clock Ticking on Federal Spending. Also, Award-Winning Journalist.

Thursday_673x324THURSDAY, JANUARY 25
PROGRAM # 8251 12:00 PM PT

Clock Ticking on Federal Spending.

With only a few legislative days, senators from both parties work against the clock to reach agreement on DACA and avoid a new government shutdown. Meantime, Latino leaders step up pressure on Congress and the White House to call a vote on a bill to bring emergency relief for DACA recipients. They urge Washington to stop using young immigrants and children as hostages and bargaining chips. In recent hours, President Trump offered to consider a bill for Dreamers with a path to citizenship in exchange for money for the border wall. The White House released a statement adding another condition: ending “chain migration,” family-reunification based immigration.

Guests: Héctor Sánchez, Executive Director, National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, Washington, DC; Gonzalo Ferrer, National Chairman, Republican National Hispanic Assembly, San Francisco, CA; Rep. Norma Torres, D-CA, Washington, DC.

Award-Winning Journalist. A Radio Bilingüe contributing reporter won the inaugural edition of a national journalism award for, among other remarkable works, covering the traumas, anxieties and other mental health issues affecting the immigrant mothers and children housed in a family detention center in Pennsylvania. The American Mosaic Journalism Prize is a new and substantial journalism prize that recognizes freelance journalists who excel in covering stories about underrepresented or misrepresented groups in the country.

Guest: Valeria Fernández, Correspondent, Winner, American Mosaic Journalism Prize 2018, Phoenix, AZ.

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