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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. 

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  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.

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

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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.

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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. 

Hannah Kingsley-Ma

 

In 2014, media attention was white-hot on Central American children crossing the border alone. Though the headlines have since died down, the migration — and the gang warfare causing it — has not.

at the Kolkata Literary Meet
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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Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW News:

Oakland Cops Quietly Acquired Social Media Surveillance Tool // East Bay Express

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