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Sandip Roy

The book “The year of the Runaways” was shortlisted for a Man Booker. But Sunjeev is an unlikely storyteller. he’d never read a novel until he was 18. 

"Day 13: My morning at DMV" by Flickr user Vicky Sedgwick. Used under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 / cropped and resized

When it comes to undocumented immigrants applying for an AB 60 driver's license, it has been especially hard for people whose country is not on the list of countries whose nationals are approved to apply for AB 60, whose passports contain an electronic chip.

Your Call: Comedy, a force for immigrant rights

Apr 19, 2016

  On the April 20th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about using humor to champion immigrant rights. 

 

Today at the San Jose City College campus, hundreds of people have shown to up go through a series of steps to get them closer to becoming  U.S. Citizens.

 

There’s been a lot of news about refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and Sudan and their attempts to enter Europe, but we hear far less about people trying to escape Yemen, where a war has been going on for just over a year now.

Daily News Roundup for Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Apr 13, 2016
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Oakland Cops Quietly Acquired Social Media Surveillance Tool // East Bay Express

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Mar 15, 2016
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Mission district building gutted by fire last year damaged in blaze again // SF Examiner

“A building gutted by fire about a year ago in the Mission district was again damaged in a blaze late Sunday night.

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On July 1st last year, Kate Steinle was shot and killed. An undocumented man, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, is currently on trial for her murder. The shooting spurred anti-immigrant groups nationwide, who rallied to end Sanctuary City policies – polices that limit how much city employees may help Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Critics say they protect undocumented people from being handed over to immigration authorities – even when they commit a crime.

 

Update of Immigration Laws and Issues.
Guests: Grace Alano & Adam Gasner, Specialists in Immigration and Nationality Laws certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization; J. Antonio Nierras, Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Laws certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization and by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Belinda Reyes, director of the Cesar E. Chavez Institute at San Francisco State University, discusses the changing Mission and some of the difficulties that Latino immigrants may face when it comes to resettling in the U.S.   

Leila Day

Concepción Caballero Antonio is chopping squash in the kitchen of Los Yaquis Salvadorian and Mexican Restaurant. The massive knife she’s using is about the same size as her arm. She’s very small, and grins a lot.

Leila Day

 

Concepción Caballero Antonio is sitting at a table at the Mission Neighborhood Health Center, listening to one of her compañeras sing.

 

Philosophy Talk asks about Nations and Borders

Jan 22, 2016

Are borders essential to nationhood, or do they form an exclusive club that unfairly keeps certain people from pursuing a better life? 

Daily News Roundup for Thursday, January 7, 2016

Jan 7, 2016
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PG&E monthly power bills are rising // Inside Bay Area

"PG&E is ringing in the new year with an increase in monthly gas and electricity bills that will rise at a faster pace than the local inflation rate."

Daily news roundup for Monday, October 5th, 2015

Oct 5, 2015
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  Bay Bridge designer fears leaks are damaging main cable // San Francisco Chronicle

"The cable that holds up the new Bay Bridge eastern span is vulnerable to corrosion because of rainwater leaking into its anchorages, the bridge’s lead designer has warned Caltrans — a threat that the agency has previously downplayed on the $6.4 billion project."

StoryCorps: Yoselin Aplicano

Sep 30, 2015

 San Francisco International High School is designed specifically for immigrant students navigating new lives in their new home. Some of those students make the journey to San Francisco alone—and in some cases, the school is more of a family than the people they live with once they get here. Three years ago, when Yoselin Aplicano was 13, she traveled from Honduras to live with her parents in the states. But she says it had been so long since they lived together, she hardly remembered them.

9/28 - Coming to America

Sep 29, 2015


First Days Project: Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan

Sep 29, 2015
First Day Project

There are more immigrants living in the U.S. now than ever before: more than 40 million. This week on Crosscurrents we're beginning a series of  stories of what it's like when someone first comes to this country. This is the premiere of First Day's Project.

Josh Harkinson

Last July, 32- year old San Francisco resident Kate Steinle was walking along San Francisco’s Embarcadero, when she was shot and killed on Pier 14. The man who allegedly shot her, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico had been deported  from the U.S. multiple times, with seven felonies on his record. The case has raised the issue of San Francisco being what’s called a “Sanctuary City,” a status it’s had since 1989.

Janice Nimura

Japan and the U.S. have a long history together. In the late 1800s, Japan had just emerged from a civil war, and the government had a mission to build the country back up again by learning the ways of the West. So they started sending young men to the U.S., to learn how Americans do business, build and work. Then, came the idea to send young women. Actually -- girls.

Daily news roundup for Monday, July 6, 2015

Jul 6, 2015
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San Francisco slaying raises questions about 'sanctuary' for detained illegal immigrants // San Jose Mercury News

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This past summer thousands of women and young people flooded over the border -- seeking to escape terrible violence in South and Central America. Many who came brought little with them, but they carry emotional baggage. And that’s where mental health counselors step in -- to help the recently arrived deal with the trauma they’ve faced, and even to help convince American courts to let them stay. But there are a lot of barriers to good mental health care for immigrants.

 Activists Work to Stop East Bay Coal Exports // East Bay Express 

"A coalition of environmentalists and city leaders is attempting to block a planned coal-exporting facility in Oakland and the export of coal through a terminal in Richmond.

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The San Francisco Bay has long been a gateway for immigrants. Between 1910 and 1940, more than a million people from 80 different countries entered the United States through the immigration station on Angel Island. 

On the Feb. 1, 2015 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I moderate a debate on the question of whether Comprehensive Immigration Reform would be good for the economy, especially for the job situation for workers and employers.

Taking the yes side will be the Partnership for a New Economy's  Executive Director, Jeremy Robbins. Taking the no side will be The Center for Immigration Study's Director of Research, Steven Camarota.

As usual, in the second part of the show, you can call in for a Workover.

Angela Johnston

 


Rosa Santos is leaning over a pile of forms and documents in the corner of the San Jose’s new DMV. I meet her along with her friend. They’re both applying for their licenses for the first time through AB 60.

Santos came prepared today. She studied for hours, pouring over YouTube tutorials and sample driver's tests. As she waits in line, she riffles through the documents she needs -  a Mexican ID, a piece of mail to confirm her address, and $33 for the processing fee.

Whether for counterterrorism measures, street level crime, or immigration, racial profiling of minorities occurs frequently. However, racial profiling is illegal under many jurisdictions and many might say ineffective. Is racial profiling ever moral or is it always an unjustified form of racism? Is there any evidence that certain races or ethnic groups have a tendency to behave in particular ways? Or is racial stereotyping a result of deeply-held biases we're not even aware of?

Bridging the language gap for immigrant parents

Jun 2, 2014

Oakland’s Skyline High School has one of the most diverse campuses in California, with students coming from a wide range of backgrounds. That means some parents are not fluent in English, making it difficult for them to communicate with teachers and administrators. That is where the school's Family Resource Center comes in, helping to bridge the language gap with translation services.

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Last June, the U.S. Congress made a landmark decision to pass immigration reform. The new law eliminates the Diversity Immigrant Lottery Visa, also known as the Green Card Lottery. 

Solas Live This Saturday 3 pm!

Apr 1, 2014

Just Added!  Solas, one of this country's leading Irish-American bands, will be stopping by the KALW studios this Saturday for a live performance.  Led by talented multi-instrumentalist Seamus Egan, Solas has been called "exciting" and "brilliant."  Thistle & Shamrock calls Solas "Irish America's most influential band."  Solas will perform songs from its latest CD "Shamrock City," a tale of immigration, tragedy, corruption, and discrimination based on the true-life story of Michael Conway.   

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