Tag Archives: Immigration

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Politics of Immigration.

Current laws that allow undocumented immigrants to get a driver’s license are under attack in two states on Tuesday’s election. In Oregon, the recently-signed law is being subjected to a citizen’s veto referendum, and in New Mexico, incumbent Republican Governor Susana Martínez is campaigning with pledges to repeal the 11-year-old law. How is this immigration […]

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Immigration Edition.

The University of California, Davis is opening today an undocumented student center to help undocumented students navigate the academic and administrative system, provide financial and legal counseling, and advocate for them. This is a conversation with the undocumented student who helped create the center. This program also includes legal advice from an expert on immigration […]

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Deportations and Electoral Politics. Also, Rubén Gallego.

President Obama gave a speech to Latino leaders addressing deep concerns about his decision to delay executive action on deportations. Obama encouraged his audience to get their constituents out to vote. An analyst comments on the repercussions of this issue on the upcoming elections. Guest: Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director, America’s Voice, Cleveland, OH, www.americasvoice.org Also, […]

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Immigration Edition. 

Central American activists are descending from all over California this week on Bakersfield to urge Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the House Majority Leader, to stop pushing for rocket dockets, fast-track deportation of unaccompanied migrant children. An immigration law expert comments on the elections, citizenship and the right to vote. Guests: José Cartagena, National Coordinator, Red Nacional […]

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Immigration Edition

An advocate comments on the plans by ICE to open a privately-run, 2400-bed facility in Texas, to house detained migrant families; more than one hundred pro-immigrant groups voice their concerns and send a letter to President Obama. In California, Governor Brown approves law which will protect foreign workers from labor exploitation. A new law in […]

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Sexual Exploitation.

Immigrant women and girls often suffer in silence sexual exploitation in their workplaces. These workers are subjected to rape or sexual harassment with impunity and don’t report abuses for fear of retaliation. Undocumented women worry about being fired or deported, and those with temporary contracts dread losing their guest-worker visas and jobs. What are the […]

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Defeating Voter Abstention.

On National Voter Registration Day, dozens of national Latino groups join forces in a coordinated effort to register voters for the November 4 mid-term election. They expect Latinos to vote in record numbers for a mid-term election. What’s the mood among Latino voters? Will they show up to the polls this year? An expert on […]

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Immigration Edition.

The wife of an immigrant detainee is in a hunger strike in support of her husband, who fasted for several weeks last Spring protesting detention conditions and family separation. The new protest is in anticipation of a critical immigration hearing that’s being held today. A White House Spokesperson comments on President Obama and his decision […]

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67 Sueños (Dreams.)

Migrant students from the San Francisco Bay Area are painting murals to document the stories of their communities through art. Led by an accomplished muralist, the group of migrant youth is painting stories about the risky border crossings by undocumented migrants, overcoming fear and loneliness, their dreams for the country, and in the process, their […]

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Immigration Edition.

While U.S. attention has been focusing on children from Central America, a majority of children crossing the U.S. border are Mexican. Unaccompanied Mexican minors are being detained and deported by the thousands, facing the threat of gangs and human traffickers. Are they being repatriated in a safe manner? Do they have access to child-friendly procedures […]

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