MASS CAMPAIGN FOR PATH TO
CITIZENSHIP - A wide coalition
of labor, social, and religious organizations launched a mass campaign this
week to pressure Washington for immigration reform that includes a path to
citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country. The
national campaign begins at the same time as President Obamaâ€™s reform plan was
leaked to the press. On Radio BilingÃ¼eâ€™s national talkshow LÃnea Abierta,
Samuel Orozco spoke with Eliseo Medina, Secretary-Treasurer of the Service
Employees International Union, about the Republicansâ€™ reaction.
ARIZONA COUNTY ACCUSED OF
BLOWN-UP CHARGES FOR UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS - One of the requirements to get residency under any immigration
reform is sure to be a clean criminal record. But who is considered a criminal?
A group of lawyers in Arizona says officials from Maricopa County charge
immigrants with the harshest crimes possible for working with false documents,
which could end up ruining their chances of legalization in the future. Valeria
FernÃ¡ndez has more from Phoenix.
RESIDENTS OPPOSE EXPANSION
OF TRASH STATION â€“ A group of
neighbors from East L.A. say they are tired of living with bad smells,
congested traffic and excessive noise, caused by the garbage trucks that drive
their streets every day. The residents oppose the expansion of a garbage
transfer station in their neighborhood, operated by the company Republic
Services. Company spokespersons say it follows all state regulations. Our
correspondent in Los Angeles, RubÃ©n Tapia, reports on the controversy.