immigration

Bringing Black immigrant issues to the forefront

May 10, 2017
Courtesy of Baji, RESIZED AND CROPPED

When you think about immigration and deportation in the US, one population that may not immediately come to mind is Black immigrants from Africa and the Caribbean.

On a corner in San Rafael, day laborers wait — and worry

May 10, 2017
Ninna Gaensler-Debs

You’ve probably seen them: groups of men looking for work, standing in front of Home Depot or waiting on corners of busy thoroughfares. These men are day laborers, looking for short-term work ranging from gardening to painting. On any given day there are almost 120,000 of them looking for work in the United States; about 40 percent are here in California.

Liza Veale

 

Eighteen-year-old Milton* knows all the songs on the radio, even if he can’t pronounce all the words in English. He’s singing along with Christian Ruiz, who along with being his soccer coach and friend, is also Milton's mentor in a million ways, even though at 21 he's just three years older.

May Day update on the Bay Area labor movement

May 1, 2017

  May 1, 2017: A 40-hour work week and paid sick leave are benefits that many in today’s workforce expect - and take for granted. Organized labor is to thank for these and other hard-won protections, yet today only 1 in 10 American workers are unionized.

In the 1980s, the term “sanctuary” was used in the context of churches that sheltered individuals and families fleeing war in the Central American countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua.

Sights & Sounds: Vinita Sud Belani

Apr 6, 2017
courtesy of Vinita Sud Belani, cropped and resized

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Vinita Sud Belani, artistic director of Enacte Arts, told KALW’s Jen Chien about three great events happening around the Bay this weekend.

What will the next four years look like for public education? Betsy DeVos, the new Secretary of Education, has spent years successfully working to privatize education in Michigan, and Donald Trump's budget calls for $9 billion in cuts to the Department of Education.

Immigration Issues in the Workplace/the Employment Rights of Undocumented Workers, Language Discrimination, & Document Abuse. Guests: Employment Law attorneys -- Chris Ho (attorney for workers) & Jay Rosenlieb (attorney for employers). Questions for Chris and Jay? Please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.

The new documentary, The Chinese Exclusion Act, examines the 1882 law that was established after decades of anti-immigrant rhetoric and violence against Chinese immigrants.

Photo by CC Flickr user Greg Skidmore, resized and recropped

Karen Musalo is a refugee lawyer and heads the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies at U.C. Hastings College of the Law. She spoke with Hana Baba about why she believes President Trump’s executive order, Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States, is problematic.

Call this hotline number if ICE is at your door

Mar 8, 2017
Tom Levy

All over the Bay Area faith groups are stepping up to oppose the Trump administration’s executive orders that could clear the way for massive deportations. 

Judy Silber

 

In the 1980s, hundreds of congregations across the country declared themselves to be sanctuaries, safe havens for refugees fleeing civil war in Central America. Today, there’s a revival underway of that original refugee sanctuary movement, in which churches make themselves sanctuary spaces.

COURTESY OF JOSE ARTIGA

 

President Donald Trump recently issued an executive order promising to halt federal funding for cities that limit cooperation with immigration agents. Some mayors from across the country vowed to remain so called “sanctuary cities” anyway. 

Reuters Media


  Host Ethan Elkind and guests discuss the new landscape of immigration under the Trump administration.

Your Call Weekly Kudos: February 17th, 2017

Feb 17, 2017

Rose Aguilar and her guests discuss journalism that stood out this week.

 

This week's guests:

Nicholas Keung, reporter for the Toronto Star covering immigration, refugee, migrant and diversity issues

Roque Planas, national reporter for the Huffington Post covering Latin American and Latino issues

Julio Ricardo Varela, senior digital editor for Latino USA, and founder of LatinoRebels.com

The New Yorker: The desperate battle to destroy ISIS

 

On this  week's media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of immigration and the recent ICE raids. More than 680 immigrants have been arrested across the country.

Used Under CC by Mstyslav Chernov / Wikimedia

 

We continue our weeklong immigration series by talking about what a fair and humane immigration policy would look like.

Used Under CC by MJWein / flickr

 

On today’s Your Call, we continue our weeklong immigration series by discussing the real life impacts of Donald Trump’s sweeping executive orders on immigrants and refugees.

Dorothea Lange in March 1942 (Library of Congress)

On today's Your Call, we begin a weeklong series on the United States' immigration and refugee policies. Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration and his plans to deport millions of undocumented people, build the wall, and shut the border to tens of thousands of refugees, has become one of the pillars of his domestic agenda.

On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of Donlad Trump’s executive order on immigration, which bans people from seven Muslim majority countries from entering the US.

Many of California’s elected officials have been speaking out against President Trump’s executive orders on immigration. 

Hana Baba

 

President Trump signed an Executive Order on Friday to temporarily ban all refugees, indefinitely ban refugees from Syria and temporarily ban citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries. 

Hear the defiant voices of this weekend's SFO protests

Jan 30, 2017
Liza Veale

 

On Friday, President Trump signed an executive order restricting refugee and immigrant entry to the US. As customs agencies at airports across the country scrambled to interpret and enforce the order, thousands of protesters came out in support of immigrants and refugees.

SEIU /Used Under CC / flickr

 

What is President Barack Obama’s legacy on immigration?

Immigration Laws & Issues Focusing on Undocumented Persons Facing Deportation. Guests: Immigration Law Specialists Certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization & the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Questions for Chuck & his guests on-air? Please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.

Hannah Kingsley-Ma

 

In a sun-filled classroom at an Oakland high school, a room full of adults are learning English.

Update: President Donald J. Trump signed an executive action on Jan. 25, 2017 to withhold federal grants from "sanctuary cities." 

When Donald Trump is inaugurated as President of the United States on Jan. 20, part of his 100-day action plan is to block federal funding to sanctuary cities. San Francisco received approximately $1 billion in federal funds last year. Berkeley, Oakland, and San Jose also stand to lose funding.

On the October 14th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of gender, sexism, and abortion restrictions in the presidential election. 

StoryCorps: A mother remembers growing up in India

Aug 1, 2016

Sreedevi Doctor talks with her daughter, Sachi, about the shock of arriving in the U.S. as an immigrant from India and what she misses most from home. 

A day in the life of an “Attorney of the Day”

Jun 20, 2016
Lezak Shallat

Lawyer Ilyce Shugall spends most days working in East Palo Alto at community legal services non-profit.  But about once a month, she volunteers in San Francisco as an Attorney of the Day. 

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